182. The 3rd Most Common Trait of Great Managers
Way back in 2019, pre-apocalypse, I stumbled upon a graphic outlining the 20 most common traits of great managers. I was initially attracted to the graphic because of the highly compelling color palette: a wonderfully wintery mix of blues, purples, and white.
If Elsa from Frozen were going to make an infographic, this is definitely the color palette she’d use.
As it turns out, it wasn’t just the color scheme that was compelling. I thought a lot about this graphic. Now I want you to think about it.
Here it is.
Apparently, the third most common trait of great managers is having a sense of humor. That sense of humor is significantly more common than being kind, listening well, or caring about the employees.
So next time one of your employees comes to you with a problem, just make a joke. In fact, you may want to have this handy on your desk.
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