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BSS: Manage Your Boss by Patrick Forsyth

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Management Characteristics

Managing other people demands a plethora of characteristics, first and foremost of which are those things that enable them to undertake a particular job. In this regard managers may need understanding of and expertise in a host of things to do with industry, product, or technicalities ranging from information technology to fluent French. However, the general characteristics that make someone good at managing others – being a boss – can be listed more definitively. Such characteristics include:

•   Having a strategic vision and seeing the broad picture

•   Being successful – achieving the results with which they are charged

•   Delegating well

•   Being decisive (and taking tough decisions as well as routine ones)

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