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Jan 6, 2014

The original idea for this post came from the book First Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham. I’ve taken a checklist written for employees and changed it to be a self-test for managers.

Great managers make sure:

  1. Their employees know what is expected of them.
  2. Their employees have the equipment and materials they need to do their jobs.
  3. Their employees have plenty of opportunities to do what they do best.
  4. They give recognition or praise to employees who go above and beyond what is expected.
  5. Their employees know their manager cares about them.
  6. They encourage employees to learn, grow, and develop and give them the chance to do so.
  7. Every employee understands the values and mission of the organization and how what they do is important to reaching those goals.
  8. They help new employees develop friendships at work.
  9. They have a review with all employees at least every six months to let them know how they are doing.
  10. They inspire employee commitment to doing quality work.

This was originally published on Mel Kleiman’s Humetrics blog.