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Characteristics of a Great Manager

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Executing a strategic plan requires both sound management and effective leadership. What characteristics of a great manager or leader are required for successfully executing a strategic plan? For example, how they make teams better, hold people accountable, measure success, and so on. Provide an example and explain the values of an effective manager or leader.

The solution, via a supporting reference, defines five key characteristics: influence, vision, trust, communication the intuition; all with examples of what a manager does to convey each one.

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Executing a strategic plan often involves a change in the way things were; which can instill a great amount of fear in those it impacts. The implementation of a plan requires strong, effective leadership. There are five prominent characteristics of successful leaders: influence, vision, trust, communication and intuition (Lioe, 2008). To explain the vital importance of each characteristic, the example utilized is a fictional scenario of a production plan needing to change employee hours from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

To clarify, managers are not always leaders. By a position's authority, a "manager" can usually dictate what their subordinates to. Leaders inspire actions within others by what they say and how they act. Leading by example is often a ...

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This solution is over 450 words and includes a reference on managerial characteristics which are requisite in successfully implementing a strategic plan. The solution denotes five key characteristics, with examples of each.