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Skills and Attributes of a Manager: How to Implement

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Develop a plan for your approach to management that includes the skills and attributes a manager must possess. In this plan, explain how you would implement each function of management in your role as a manager.

The solution examples how any successful manager leads by example. Exhibiting the behavior expected of others garners respect; rather than "Do as I say, not as I do". Additionally, employees should be treated fairly, without the manager playing "favorites" amongst a select few. Consistency in management style will assist in building both trust and respect.

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The most important skill a manager must have is the ability to lead by example. By exhibiting the behavior expected of subordinates can help to garner respect and inspire personnel to be their best. Managers who do not possess strong leadership skills; perhaps instead "ruling" by "Do as I say, not as I do" will generally not be respected and viewed as hypocrites. For example, if a manager expects personnel to never "cut out early" from their workday, but they ...

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The skills and attributes of a successful manager include leading by example and fair treatment of subordinates. This solution defines a plan of how to implement a successful approach into managing others. The solution is over 300 words.