Good Manager Tips ...

1. Be a good coach.
2. Empower your team and don't micro-manage.
3. Express interest in team members' success and personal well-being.
4. Be productive and results-oriented.
5. Be a good communicator and listen to your team.
6. Help your employees with career development.
7. Have a clear vision and strategy for the team.
8. Have key technical skills so you can advise the team.

Three manager pitfalls ...
1. Have trouble moving from individual contributor to team leader.
2. Lack a consistent approach to performance management and reviews.
3. Spend too little time managing and communicating.

[Thank you, Michelle Donovan & Prasad Setty]