106: Just liking people doesn't make you a great manager

Season #1

I'm going to tell you something you might not want to hear...

Being a "well-liked" manager doesn't make you a GOOD manager.

Many managers think that being someone who loves people, loves mentoring, and loves developing their team members makes them a good manager all by itself, and while that's a huge portion of the job...that's not enough.

Luckily, the other pieces of the puzzle CAN be learned!

Not everything a good manager does makes us feel great. Things like giving difficult feedback or holding people accountable can be hard when we want our team members to like us.

But we can't shy away from hard conversations or less-pleasant pieces of management just because we want to be liked.

And in reality, the things you're so afraid of doing can actually strengthen your team members' trust in you.



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