Jul 29, 2015


How Do Your Management Skills Measure Up? [Infographics]

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Female manager with her team

This week on the Latina Leadership Network, we posed the question: What makes a good manager?

As a whole, LLN  members felt that the most effective managers are managers who trust their team, are good listeners and are able to provide clear and specific feedback when necessary.

This conversation got many of us thinking about how well our own management skills measure up to our expectations of what a good manager should be?

Below are two infographics pulled from around the web. One illustrates the traits most desired in an effective manager, whereas the other demonstrates characteristics of less than ideal managers. Take a a look at both and see how your own management skills measure up!

This infographic provided by Pepperdine University breaks down the key qualities of a successful manager:

  • Interest and talent
  • Trust and reputation
  • Diplomacy
  • Guidance

Do you possess these traits?

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This infographic provided by Mindflash below demonstrates the 7 habits of a highly ineffective manager. According to this infographic, ineffective managers:

  • Constantly break their word
  • Chastise their employees publicly
  • Are nosy
  • Withhold positive feedback
  • Are know-it-alls
  • Speak before listening
  • Are afraid of discipline

Be honest with yourself. Are you an ineffective manager?



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Tanisha Love Ramirez

Tanisha Love Ramirez

Tanisha is the Managing Editor at NEW LATINA, and a social commentary and pop-culture writer/blogger from New York City. She studied Sociology and Women's Studies at Bowdoin College, where she developed a strong interest women's issues and community advocacy. Tanisha has written for the Bowdoin Orient and has interned at BUST Magazine and Jezebel.com.

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