James Scouller, executive coach and author of The Three Levels of Leadership: How to Develop Your Leadership Presence, Knowhow and Skill, underlined that technical competence in their chosen profession is particularly vital.
"Employees must believe that the manager knows what to do and how to do it - that he or she will make things happen," he explained.
On top of this, a line manager should attempt to display a sense of direction for a company which will motivate staff members to work to their best ability.
Genuineness is another ability that Mr Scouller has encouraged line managers to display around the workplace.
This can be achieved by serving a collective purpose for a company, being truthful about any issues or problems and displaying means of action instead of just talking about making changes.
His advice echoes that of Carol Wilson, managing director of Performancecoachtraining.com, who stated that employees want a line manager who has a fair attitude and is considerate.
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Posted by Richard Esquilant
Source: The Sales Executive News