Top 6 qualities a manager must possess

Good manager

Good managers are one of the greatest assets to any company.  It is very important for a manager to have certain qualities thru which they can contribute to an organization’s success and maximize the potential of their team members.

Good manager play a key role for employees & employer both, engaging and motivating individuals to achieve success, and inspiring them to follow the organization’s vision to maintain productivity conversely create win-win situation for both employee & employer.

People that naturally display these 6 attributes are sure to be effective and successful in managerial role.

1 Communicating Effectively

Managers who can communicate effectively can process information appropriately and then share it back to their teams clearly. Flow of communication should be frequent and effective through multiple channels (in-person, email, and phone) depending on the message and the audience, it strengthens the bond among team & lesser the chances to arise any conflict; it also helps for everyone to be on the same page.

Ensures team feel heard by asking open ended questions & acknowledge their view point, it helps to create two-way understanding among all.

2 Leadership qualities of managers

One of the key factors of an effective manager is the capability to take initiative. A good manager should always lead by example. If employees hear one thing from a manager and then see them doing something different then what they say create conflicting and also can be harmful to the work ethic of the complete department. A manager must have good understanding of the work process in order to lead the team and provide clear guidance for the desired outcome.

A good manager has to solve the problems of the team and prove his commitment towards the team goals. It’s also his responsibility to define goals together with his team and assign the responsibility to team members in a clear manner. He has a clear vision in what direction he wants the team to grow

3 Mentor of team

An effective manager is always keen to guide better ways of doing things. The best managers know when their employees need more progress and create a road map for them on basis of individual potential. A good manager identifies the potential in employees and helps to nurture them towards achieving their fullest potential within the organization.  .

They are also involved in mentoring employees and showcasing their capabilities to upper management of the organization so that they can grow within the organization.


4 Managing Priorities

A good manager has to provide clear objectives and milestones to achieve the goal. It is very essential for any good manager to prioritize multiple tasks and objectives to focus on what is important, also promoting a healthy sense of urgency in achieving objectives, good manager should also enable team members to identify and eliminate unnecessary tasks so that team can timely complete & achieve the objectives.

5 Motivation/ Reward & recognizing

Most employees want to feel appreciated, whether they’ll admit to it or not. It’s important to recognize and thank them for the contributions they have made that they may feel most proud of. A good manager is one who motivates employees to do the best at their job. This involves enabling employees by giving them responsibility and accountability for their work.

A good manager motivates their employees by rewarding them for exceptional work and ensures they have the resources and proper work environment to succeed.

6 Team building

One of the critical success factors of an effective manager is to keep his team intact. Conflicts within team is neither good for the team nor for manager. Manager is the center point of team and it is manager responsibility to ensure togetherness of team.

Managers need good diplomatic relationships with team. A healthy and successful team relies on trust to large extent,  If a manager systematically builds trust. For this manager should be natural and take decision for team based on data, policies and performance rather than his liking for an individual.

Please do share your feedback on this post. We will appreciate.


  1. kamal November 12, 2014 3:15 pm  Reply


    • govindsinghnegi November 13, 2014 3:35 am  Reply

      Dear Kamal,

      Thanks for reading the blog and appreciation. This matters to us.

  2. Rashmi November 13, 2014 11:03 am  Reply

    Unfortunately my manager does not carry any of these attributes in him should I suggest him to read this so that he can have some basic knowledge to upgrade his skills.Unfortunately my manager does not carry any of these attributes in him should I suggest him to read this so that he can have some basic knowledge to upgrade his skills.

    • govindsinghnegi November 13, 2014 2:08 pm  Reply

      LOL…Unfortunately a person can not choose his parents and manager.

  3. Rashmi November 14, 2014 10:29 am  Reply

    This is so very true but can u also lighten up the topics like why HR is like a robot in MNC’s.
    manager is the only mybaap in MNC & he can hookup anybody any time also the people to whom we look upwards with faith they are also supporting Manager with all his sin.
    why cant HR see happening unjustified things with their employees by another employee in power.

    • govindsinghnegi November 16, 2014 1:49 am  Reply

      Dear Rashmi,

      Thanks for reading our blog and sharing your views on the same. Well, impact of HR in an organization depends majorly on kind of management. Management should understand the value of people and transparency in organization while leads to growth.

      In our of my blog post “Do you think HR is a puppet in hands of management?”, I have shared my views on the same. You can read this blog from following link:

      Such managers who try to be autocrat do not last for long.

  4. Himanshu Pandey February 11, 2015 11:32 am  Reply

    I want to pay 10% increment to my employees. Whether it should be on Fixed salary (Gross minus-Variable Salary) or gross Salary. Please help.

    • govindsinghnegi May 21, 2015 4:28 am  Reply

      Dear Himanshu,

      Choice is entirely yours.

  5. Anuj Sharma May 18, 2015 2:16 am  Reply

    Thanks a lot Govind Sir for an awesome blog..

    • govindsinghnegi May 21, 2015 4:27 am  Reply

      Dear Anuj,

      Thanks a lot. It means a lot to us

  6. Dipak Panchal June 20, 2015 5:35 am  Reply

    Very Nice…..Its very helpful for make successful career in HR….Thanks…

    • govindsinghnegi June 27, 2015 4:58 pm  Reply

      Dear dipak,

      Thanks a lot. It matters a lot to us.

  7. Mahan August 14, 2015 6:37 am  Reply

    Dear Govind,

    I feel happy to join the discussion on the areas of is super blog which carries good mind changing concept. Of course we being HR professional understand the Human values and normally strive to keep up same in the organization. but , It is great challenge in the environment where good enough Office Politics minded with un professional, uneducated so called ” HEADS” started heading the Operations.Such blogs should be read by such ” HEADS” who try to grow a huge labor oriented and turnover apparel business without valuing HRD.

    “Now only Team can reach organizational Goal..Not Boss

    what would you like to advise them sir…?

    • HR SUCCESS TALK August 23, 2015 4:27 am  Reply

      Hi Mohan

      Thanks for your sharing your views with us.

      Every manager (in any function) should be a HR person itself but unfortunately very few line managers understand this. Most of the line managers consider it only responsibility of HR department.

      HR Person should engage in dialogues with line managers to make them understand this. It may take long for line managers to understand but they have to. One can not grow as manager if he doesnt value his team and HR aspects.

      Keep trying.

  8. Bhavin Vyas March 11, 2016 11:51 am  Reply


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