Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Five things people want in a manager

I helped conduct an interview today, and my colleague asked the following question: "What expectations would you have from a manager?" The candidate's response was startling to me in its simplicity and completeness. He said:

  • professionalism
  • courtesy
  • empathy & understanding
  • competence
  • guidance & direction

That's it. That's all he asked for. Which doesn't seem too much to ask, does it?