What are the best and worst traits of leaders you have worked with? How did these traits affect your productivity and engagement? Regarding leadership traits, what is more important for leading people: hard knowledge of the area you are running or soft people skills? My favorite manager that I have worked with was a true leader. Everyone liked him. He was a true people oriented. He made sure that he spent enough time with each person to find out what motivates them and to know their strengths and weaknesses. Whenever there was a new process, he would bring in his whole staff to talk about the new process. He always would ask for our feedback as he valued our opinion. He was a great coach as well. He wanted to see us be successful and would do everything he could to help us grow. When we struggled at something, he would have patience and help us work to strength that skill by teaming us up with someone that was strong in that area and authorize us to take classes in that area as well. He was also a great communicator. He always kept us in the loop on what
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- Winter '18
- LAWRENCE FERGUS