Important Qualities to Succeed in a Management Position

David Seidman

  1. You must have strong ethics. Management offers many opportunities to do bad things, but they all lead to ruin.
  2. You must realize that your job is to make others better, not to make the product yourself.
  3. You must care about your employees.
  4. You must think both short and long term.
  5. You should have strong emotional intelligence. It’s important to be able to read people.
  6. You should be technically competent. Even though you aren’t making the product yourself, you still need to be able to coach people, make strategic decisions and break ties.
  7. You should be selfless. There is a Lao Tzu saying, “When they are done, they will say, ‘We did it ourselves.’” That’s your goal.