How to Spot a Star Manager in the Making

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 07-08-2013

How to Spot a Star Manager in the Making

Qualities of Future Star Managers: Cool Under Fire  Look for a high degree of “calm under pressure” flexibility with a potential future manager, especially as work demands rapidly shift.

How to Spot a Star Manager in the Making

How to Spot a Star Manager in the Making

Qualities of Future Star Managers: Fast Thinking  It's important to pick up new tech information, data and processes quickly—and then effectively distribute this knowledge to team members.

How to Spot a Star Manager in the Making

How to Spot a Star Manager in the Making

Qualities of Future Star Managers: Team Players  These employees take genuine pleasure in watching other performers succeed, and acknowledge their good work.

How to Spot a Star Manager in the Making

How to Spot a Star Manager in the Making

Qualities of Future Star Managers: Substantive Mindset  These workers realize that its results that merit praise and promotions, not a job title or a sense of automatic entitlement.

How to Spot a Star Manager in the Making

How to Spot a Star Manager in the Making

Qualities of Future Star Managers: Good Faith Effort  See if the candidate conveys a sense of accountability that guarantees that expectations are always delivered upon, along with the resilience to ensure this happens even when roadblocks arise.

How to Spot a Star Manager in the Making

How to Spot a Star Manager in the Making

Qualities of Future Star Managers: Eyes on the Prize  This speaks to the ability to communicate to teams why the work matters in terms of organizational objectives.

How to Spot a Star Manager in the Making

How to Spot a Star Manager in the Making

Qualities of Future Star Managers: Service With a Smile  Does the employee understand that every customer engagement is an opportunity to allow your department to shine?

How to Spot a Star Manager in the Making

How to Spot a Star Manager in the Making

Qualities of Future Star Managers: Professional Associations  How resourceful is a candidate at developing deep networks throughout all internal departments, as well as outside industry peers, potential clients and partners?

How to Spot a Star Manager in the Making

How to Spot a Star Manager in the Making

Qualities of Future Star Managers: Code of Ethics  It's important to be flexible about how to pursue project success while standing firm on important corporate and personal principles.

How to Spot a Star Manager in the Making

How to Spot a Star Manager in the Making

Qualities of Future Star Managers: Teachable Moments  A strong manager knows that every great boss—even the CEO—is always eager for a valuable learning opportunity.

How to Spot a Star Manager in the Making