For someone to be a manager or a chief executive officer, it means managing and dealing with people and other resources so that the business can succeed. To be a successful manager, there are some traits that one should have. Sam Congdon has spent his life during college and after collage managing business. Below are some of the traits that he portrays.
Managing requires being in charge of so many responsibilities in the business. Time is valuable in business. A successful manager knows this and manages the time appropriately. This should allow time to run the business and to leave time for family and other interests. Sam Congdon must be a great manager of time as shown in his balancing of business, family and fun. He is able to achieve the goals of the business.
The managers delegate work ensuring that they empower the employees and they help them to grow and not just dumping work on them. This way, the staff can improve their job skills. This can be seen on Sam Congdon painting work where he had to train and support employees. As the general manager, he helped other managers achieve success on the summer job. It is also evident that he supports the employees on other management jobs because of the success they achieve. A manager cannot succeed without the input of employees and should therefore create time for them.
Understands motivational triggers of other people
Managing people is a challenging task. For a manager to succeed, he or she needs to understand what motivates other people in his team. This can be used to improve productivity of the employees. For instance, when Sam was managing other managers he realized that a particular manager had no goals and therefore would not be motivated to do extra work for more money.
Excellent interpersonal skills
Managing can be very difficult if the manager does not know how to relate with people. To manage means networking with people and public relations. This ensures that employees are doing their work as required. The manager should know how to inspire team members by being an example.
Managers should be consistent in their roles in order to succeed. They should use their energy in the right things because success does not come in doing something once, but in doing it repeatedly. This is one skill that Sam Cangdon has that enables him to succeed in the businesses. If the role is to develop a marketing strategy, this should be done often and not just once a year with the rest of the time being spent saying that the sales are low.
Getting out of comfort zone
The business world keeps changing. A manager who wants success should adopt these changes instead of holding on to the old ways. This may require moving out of comfort zone and taking the challenge head on. For instance, in the current age, businesses need to be automated. A manager should not let a business remain un automated simply because of fear of computers. Sam Congdon ensures that the businesses that he runs are automated to keep up with the changes.