Good Interim Executives Versus Bad Managers (Part 2)
How do you know you’ve got a bad manager? If he or she isn’t doing what a good interim executive does, you’re in trouble.
For Part 1 of Good Interim Executives versus Bad Managers click here.
Effective interim executives are very active
The best kind of leaders are those that can’t stay in one spot. They actively move around the office, hold meetings with people outside it and are always on their feet to stay on top of things. Staying on the go allows leaders to correspond to issues quickly and provide support to team members as soon as possible.
Managers that spend all their work hours at their desk won’t get much insight on what’s actually happening on the ground leading them to take less informed business decisions.
Good interim executives are collaborative
If you want a project to succeed you need input from the people who will be executing it. Good managers involve all team members in the decision making process and clarify the goals and expectations of the project (although that doesn’t mean that they are obligated to follow the feedback given). Gaining the perspective of those directly involved in the project can give unique insights that influence planning.
Interim executives are decisive
There are many qualities that make a person a leader, but there are few that differentiates a good leader from a bad one – chief among them is making the right decision and following through. Leaders that gather information and are resolute in their decisions are more likely to succeed in achieving their vision. Making a decision quickly and backed with the right data can help the business grow quickly, and standing by it can also help them get things done by the team.