Traits of Outstanding Managers

(This was first published on LinkedIn)

When you've worked as long as I have in IT you start to notice traits and habits of people who are good at their jobs. I've had the pleasure of working for some great managers and this is what they have all had in common:

Communication and Awareness - Share everything!
The best managers keep you in the loop and reward you for returning the favor. This prevents getting side swiped by informal conversations and decisions made outside of standard channels.