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As a manager, your role is not just to oversee the day-to-day operations of your team, but also to set the tone and culture for the entire organization. One of the most important aspects of your job is to leave a lasting positive legacy, not just within your team, but throughout the entire company. To do this, there are ten essential behaviours that every manager should adopt:


  • Lead by example: The most effective managers are those who lead by example. This means that they model the behaviour and values they expect from their team. For example, if you want your team to be punctual and reliable, then you should be punctual and reliable yourself. When your team sees you walking the walk, they are more likely to follow in your footsteps.


  • Communication: A manager should be an effective communicator, able to clearly convey information and expectations to their team. This means that you should be able to explain complex information in a simple and understandable way, and that you should be able to listen actively to your team’s concerns and ideas. Good communication is essential for building trust and respect between you and your team.


  • Empowerment: A manager should give their team members the autonomy and resources they need to succeed. This means that you should trust your team to make decisions, and that you should provide them with the tools and support they need to do their jobs well. When your team feels empowered, they are more likely to take ownership of their work and to take initiative.


  • Coaching: A manager should be a coach and mentor to their team, helping them to develop their skills and reach their full potential. This means that you should be available to answer questions, give feedback, and provide guidance, and that you should be actively working to help your team members grow and improve.


  • Integrity: A manager should always act with integrity, building trust and respect with their team through honesty and ethical behaviour. This means that you should always do the right thing, even when it’s difficult, and that you should be transparent and honest in your dealings with your team.


  • Visionary: A manager should have a clear vision of where they want to take the team and organization and be able to effectively communicate this vision to the team, inspiring and motivating them to work towards it.


  • Adaptability: A manager should be flexible and adaptable, able to navigate change and uncertainty, and make quick and effective decisions in response to new developments.


  • Collaboration: A manager should foster a collaborative and inclusive work environment, encouraging and valuing the contributions of all team members.


  • Continuous improvement: A manager should be committed to continuous improvement, constantly seeking out new ways to improve their own performance, as well as the performance of their team and organization.


  • Empathy: A manager should be able to understand and relate to the feelings and perspectives of their team members and use this understanding to build stronger relationships and create a more positive work environment.

By adopting these ten essential behaviours, you can create a positive and lasting legacy within your team and throughout your organization.

Remember, being a good manager is not about being perfect, it’s about being the best version of yourself, and leading by example to create a positive impact on your team and the organization.