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What qualities do you feel make a manager successful?
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A great manager is someone who people naturally want to be like. A strong manager will have exceptional interpersonal, and relationship building skills. Talk to the interviewer about some of the qualities that you admire, and value, in a leader. If you are applying for a management position, discuss the best management qualities that you hold. It's a great idea to draw some ideas from the company's job description as that document will have many great keywords you can draw from. Some great management qualities are: - Accountable - Invested in Culture - Positive Mindset - Perceptive - Approachable - Empathetic - Honest - Patient - Decisive
Answer examples
"I read in your job description for this role that you are looking for a manager who is collaborative and energetic. I agree that these are must-have qualities for a manager to be successful. I certainly identify with these qualities. Some qualities that make me a successful manager are my strong listening and analytical skills, and my decisiveness when it comes to decision making."
"Most importantly, I think a successful manager should have great people skills. People are your most valuable asset and your ability to work with, get along with and inspire people to work well with you is critical to your success as a manager."
Sales answer example
"I believe the best type of manager leads by example at all times: they are approachable, hard working, and fair. In addition, they don't just talk the talk without walking the walk. It is irksome when a leader says that we need to put in the long hours but leaves earlier than everyone else, for instance. Personally, it's also important that a manager identify talent and nurture it. I've seen far too many managers choose favorites and let more talented folks go by the wayside, which is a shame for everyone involved. A manager needs to be enthusiastic, knowledgable, and always ready to roll up his or her sleeves and tackle even the smallest of projects in order to help out the team."
Retail answer example
"In my experience, a manager is only as successful as he or she is invested in the people of the department. In order to be successful, a manager must care about his or her employees, and make sure they are growing to meet expectations. Clearly communicate expectations, hold people accountable to achievable goals, and be the shining light that gets everyone fired up to do their best at all times. That means not taking favorites, and leading by example with a smile on his or her face whenever possible."
Marketing answer example
"I think the most successful manager is someone who is firm but nurturing, for lack of a better word. I like a manager who is like a coach, always working to make me better and teach me something, but firm and direct when needed."

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User-Submitted Answers

What qualities do you feel make a manager successful?
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If he is my boss, he does not have to show me any redeeming quality. I do.
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If he is my boss, he does not have to show me any redeeming quality. I do.
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A successful manager is available to answer questions as needed and provides training when necessary. They establish roles and responsibilities, and it is up to the subordinate to ensure those assignments are completed on deadline but never letting quality go by the wayside.
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A successful manager should be able to listen well, answer questions and provide training when necessary.
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Good listener. Happy to step up to the front line when needed, firm but fair, positive attitude, tuned in to people around them.
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Successful managers should Lead by example.
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Kindness, discernment, people skills.
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A sign of a successful manager is one that promotes a positive, safe, professional environment that is eager to contribute to your success.
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Understanding, objective, a strong ability to problem solve, experience.
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One that is fair with his workers.
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A successful manager should listen to employee's ideas and complaints; willing to learn new things and admits his or her mistakes.
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The ability to inspire, honesty, and passion for his work.
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Fairness and good comunication.
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Listening skills, responsive, understanding, solution-oriented, role model.
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-the ability to listen to others; admits his/her mistakes; encourage his/her team; care for the team; work with the team not demand the team.
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Good listening skills, and ability to communicate properly, must be reasonable and understanding.
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Clear, concise, quick thinking, good leader - willing to listen and teach.
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Cheerful outgoing honest and responsible.
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He should be capable of managing his subordinates and he should have leadership quality and good behaviourals to workers or team members.
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Empathy, wililngness to provide feedback.
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Patience, leadership, respect, and passion.
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A successful manager should have good teaching abilities and knowledge of process and order of operations of machines.
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Ability to listen, observe, communicate and motivating the people who work under him.
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The willingness & confidence to delegate.
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A thorough understanding of the business, the ability to delegate appropriately, and customer focus.
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Understanding, motivating, creative, good leadership skills.
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Empathy, time management, multi tasking.
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Have clear vision and goal that can communicate to his/her team. Be responsible and good coach.
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Reliability and trust. A manager should always be there for their team and not let them down when they need them.
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To communite well, to handle criticism posivetly, to lead by example, to be strict but firm to be respectful and be apreciated of everything.
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Leadership compassion helpful.
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They should be a team leader and have a great positive mental attitude. They should also be someone each employee could come to with a problem if they were ever faced with one.
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Effective communication, motivation, respect company values, should be bold and risk taker, not only should celebrate succes it is importamt to take failures on shoulders,
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Non-bias judgement, no favoritism. Able to be cool under pressure, and keep others cool as well. A great multi-tasker and leader.
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I think they should be understanding, patient, honest, energetic, outgoing, and friendly.
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I feel one should be very self confident energetic and passionate about their work, have strong leadership, motivational skills, and be able to communicate effectively.
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The qualities I feel a successful manager should have is being a good leader and teacher.
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Take input, weigh possibilities, make a decision, evaluate that decision.
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I feel a successful manager should lead by example. I believe they should be supportive and knowledgeable, and allow for their employees to explore their work without unnessecary interference. They should estentially be the backbone, the support system.
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Vision, leadership and trust.
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A successful manager should have a strong work ethic and be willing to learn more about the jobs in his company and how to teach others best practices.
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A person who can put himself in his employees shoes. A person who actually knows the job inside rather than looking at it from a view above. A person who will let you know what youre doing wrong from the beginning.
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An effective and efficient one.
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Leadership, Self-Respect And a nice attitude.
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They should be a leader, hard working, friendly, and reliable.
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Good organization & time management.
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Treat his fellow mates good and allow him to come up with ideas and stay friendly.
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Leadership, Change catalyst, Empathy, Consciousnesses, Self awareness ,
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Deal well with ambiguity, empower people and communicate clearly.
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A calm, authoritative attitude yet respectful.
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A successful manager is able to lead a team, lead by example, provide clear and precise detail and set achievable measurable goals.
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Ability to multi-task, communicate, ability to solve problems and team leader.
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Should be helpful and have a positive attitude.
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The ability to balance positive and negative feedback. Employees need to know what they have to improve, but they also need to be recognized for when they are going above and beyond their expected duties. Especially in a unionized environment, I think this gets lost sometimes.
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Great motivater knowledge of products solid intervieeing skills.
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He has knowldge together mechurity in maneger.
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Communication, motivator, leadership.
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A successful manager should have communication skills ability to work as a team, respect for others and leadership skill.
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Good listener and commucator.
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Integrity, leadership, patience, lead by example.
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Personality, is always a big one to be a good manager you should be able to connect with your employees.
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Motivational leader and leads by example.
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A manager should have the ability to correct staff and be taken seriously yet be aproachable and understanding that staff are able to come to them with issues or concerns.
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Someone who is taken seriously respected and able to get on well with people.
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Detail-oriented, easy-going, yet very driven and motivated.
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Detailed, specific hard worker, ready to make research.
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Listener problem solver honest and somebody who cares.
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Patience and the ability to motivate others.
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They should run a tight ship and communicate well with their employees.
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A successful manager should have the positive leadership spirit - win-win characteristics. Should know not only to scold when anything go wrong; at the same time should encourage when it is per his requirements.
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Excellent communication skills. Fairness, confidential and cares about the job you're doing.
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Good leader, good listener,
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I feel a succesful manager needs to ensure his employees are at thier best and handle situations with care.
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Good communication, expertise in area, great inter-personal skills.
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Patience and knowledge, value others words in a team, treatment for growth as a team.
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Compassion, empathy, good work ethic, good time management skills, able to handle criticism as well as give criticism, good communication skills, and respectful.
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A successful manager should always be aware of what's going on and they should be caring and understanding towards their fellow coworkers.
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They should be a good listener and be well organized in all situations.
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Motivates, knowledgeable, approachable, leadership qualities.
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Good communication skills.
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A manager should always be respectful to his/her cow-workers.
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Good communication. Ability to teach and willing to share quality ways to do a task. Someone that has Good attitude.
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Honest, open, kind, understanding, approachable and trustworthy.
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I feel like they should always be nice and approachable. That coworkers should be able to talk to them and if they ever are in any situation or need help they can go to.
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To be a clear communicator and tolerant, accept different perspectives and utilize employees strengths.
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Resilence, commitment, updations.
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Be open to suggestions and not do everything by yourself. Make workers feel free to talk to you about anything that way there'll be flexibility in the office.
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Someone who is willing to help you and mentor you. Offer advice when needed, recognize strengths and help with weaknesses.
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Work ethic and a positive attitude while disciplining people who are not punctual.
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Willing to get his hands dirty if needed but also knows where to draw the line between manager/employee.
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Organized, leadership, time management.
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If she manage well the company that even there's a circumstances ahead. She handle it proffesionally.
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Empathetic, approachable and dynamic.
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To be able to communicate and listen to his employees.
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To understand the employee's potential and use them for orgnaization in more effective way within the organization frame.