Traits of Successful Managers

Traits of Successful Managers

There are good managers and there are great managers. If you see yourself in the role of a business manager, you have to learn how to bring out the best in other people. You should start working on your managerial skills before you get the job. Ideally, you should start working on them from the day you begin your higher education.

Luckily, going to a career college can prepare you to become a really successful manager – a manager others will respect and love!

Let’s take a look at some traits that are important for every great manager.

  1. Leadership

management LA ORT  Leadership is probably the most important trait of every great manager. As a leader, you have to know how to motivate your team to work their best. You have to inspire others to be the best versions of themselves and work toward achieving company goals. You also have to know when to offer help and how to deal with stressful situations. This is not easy, but with the right training, you can most certainly do it.

At LA ORT, we use hands-on training to prepare you for this role. This means that you will have lots of opportunities to test and improve your managerial skills at college. Hands-on training at an accredited career college is much better than on-the-job training because you will learn through practice while studying. And when you finish higher education, you will be 100% ready to be a business manager.

  1. Communication

Having strong leadership skills is not enough. You also have to work on communication skills – how to effectively talk to other people both in person and in writing. This is important because you will be the one telling your team what to do, which means you have to give them clear instructions.

Also, without great communication skills, you may not know how to deal with a crisis situation. If your team members get in an argument of conflict, you are the one who has to calm things down. You are also the one who may need to talk with lots of clients and some of them may not be too nice.

At a good career college, communication skills are part of every program. Why? Because whatever job you have, you will have to communicate with others. If you’re a manager, you will be doing lots of talking. This shouldn’t make you nervous – even if you are shy or introvert. At LA ORT, we can help you overcome your fears and develop amazing communication skills through hands-on training.

    1. People Skills & Emotional Intelligence

As a manager, you have to know how to express your emotions properly. You will often need to handle difficult situations, so it’s really important that you also know how to control your emotions. You will work with your team members and clients and you have to have good working relationships with them. Even if you do not agree with them, you have to know how to express your opinion like a professional.

how to be a good managerWith good people skills, your team members will trust you and your decisions. This will help them work better and faster, which will help the entire company. The same goes for your clients. When you know how to build a strong relationship with clients, they will respect you more and give you more freedom to do your job.

People skills and emotional intelligence are skills that you can learn while you are still at a career college. At LA ORT, you will work on team projects and build these skills. And when you finish school, you will have no problem closely working with others and helping them learn and grow at work.


Become a Great Manager with LA ORT

Want to know more about our programs and how to succeed at work? Give us a call today at 1-(800) 998-2678 or visit! With us, learning all the necessary managerial skills through hands-on training will prepare you for your future job and help you become the best at what you want to do!

LA ORT is a group of nonprofit junior colleges in Los Angeles and Van Nuys provide career training in short term courses.