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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.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com September 19, 2018, 6:41 pm ad1c9bdddf - https://brainmass.com/business/strategic-planning/characteristics-of-a-great-manager-544954
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 ...
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.