Horrible bosses are everywhere in TV, movies and in real life. Those who intend to rule the employees as servant neither can achieve good work from their team nor can they be called Worlds Best Boss ever from their employees. Take few moments to read this analyze are you a good manager enough to lead a team. Here are these 7 must-have life skills for all those who want to manage a team as managers. How many of these skills do you have? Empower your employees: Among the most common job complaints is this: I dont get enough opportunities for development. Ambitious employees embrace the chance to be challenged and become energized at the prospect of demonstrating their versatility and potential. Offering leadership opportunities is a surefire way to develop and keep your best employees. A great manager is always teaching and empowering employees with opportunities to make decisions and develop new skills. Be human than boss: Nothing breeds an us vs. them mentality faster than a manager who makes employees feel beneath them. When you display humility as a manager, you signal to your team that its OK to show weakness and that failure is simply a bump on the path to success. Your employees will in turn feel emboldened to take risks and be resilient in the face of setbacks. A great manager knows that its possible to demonstrate confidence and maintain a leadership position without arrogance, ego, entitlement, or pride. Theyre able to admit weakness, show a willingness to learn, take responsibility for failure, and credit others for success. Use positive body language: Our body language communicates much more than the words we speak. As a manager you can inadvertently quash creativity and morale with subtle facial expressions and shifts in body position that convey annoyance or resistance. Negative body language also can make you less likeable. And if your employees dont like you, they wont listen to you, trust you, or feel motivated to exceed your expectations. Great managers keep their body language and spoken words in sync and balance a confident physical presence with gestures, smiling, and eye contact to convey empathy and warmth. Be kind with praise: Have you ever worked for a no news is good news boss? You know, the type who only calls you into her office if she has bad news or criticism to offer? Dont be that kind of manager! If your employees dont feel appreciated, theyll stop caring about their job. Wouldnt you rather have employees who love showing you their work, sharing creative ideas, and including you in problem-solving discussions? Being generous with authentic praise is a core trait of a great manager. They recognize effort and achievement privately and publicly, and lay the groundwork for praise by setting both achievable and stretch goals. Be thoughtful with criticism: No one enjoys receiving criticism, but when delivered effectively, critical feedback is essential for developing skills and overcoming weaknesses. Unfortunately, most managers arent great at giving feedback; either theyre too harsh and direct or too soft and unclear. The good news: giving effective feedback is a skill that can be learned and practiced. Great managers always keep their emotions in check and their facts straight when delivering criticism, and keep the recipients growth and development at heart. Respect other peoples time: If youre managing a team, a department, or an entire company, youre busy everyone gets it. But being chronically late to meetings, appointments, and events isnt a symptom of being busy or important; its a sign of disrespect for others and a lack of discipline for yourself. When you no-show, cancel at the last minute, or arrive late, you disrupt the productivity of your team and send the message: I am more important than you, and my time is more valuable. Great managers communicate integrity and earn respect and trust by being punctual, attentive, and ending meetings on time. Like and be liked: Research shows we like people who like us who ask us questions and pay us compliments, who possess similar interests, backgrounds, and attitudes. As a manager, you can use this fact to your advantage: By being more likable, in an authentic way, you can increase employee loyalty and engagement. Most important, your employees will open up to you in ways they otherwise wouldnt. For instance, compared to employees who feel neutral about your personality, those who adore you might be more willing to trust you with their creative ideas, share their concerns, or pull a longer shift when you most need their help.