What Kind of People Manager Are You?

Today’s post comes to us from Chris Mullen, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, SPHR, executive director of The Workforce Institute.

How would you describe yourself as a people manager? How would your employees describe you?

We spend so much time at work, conferences, and yes, even here at The Workforce Institute, sharing, discussing, and debating best practices for being a great people leader. Although that’s critical to your career success and the success of your people, it seems like we rarely look closely at ourselves and take some time to learn more about the types of managers we are.

Maybe you’re not one specific type. Managers are people, of course, and people are inherently unique and complex. And that’s OK. Like many aspects of business and life, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to success. Finding what works best for you is likely a process of pulling together bits of wisdom you’ve received, skills you’ve honed, and mistakes you’ve learned from throughout your career.

So, I ask again: How would you describe yourself as a people manager? It’s OK if you don’t know the answer. We’re here to help you figure that out!

I invite you to take our new “What Kind of People Manager Are You?” interactive quiz. It’s like Buzzfeed meets SHRM. It only takes a few minutes to complete, and the best part is there are no wrong answers.

Not only will you discover more about your personal management style, you’ll also be able to download some helpful resources from The Workforce Institute that are tailored to best serve you, based on your responses.

Try it out today. You might just learn something new about yourself!