The most fundamentally important ideas in management are leadership, personality, motivation, decision-making and communication. In my experience, a good and effective manager or director is first and foremost a leader. A well-rounded manager or director has a personable personality and can engage and motivate a multitude of different personalities. In my experience, well-rounded managers and directors also have the ability to assess situations and people and make well-supported and smart decisions. Being a leader with a great personality who can motivate and make decisions goes hand.
By doing so, the daily goals fall into place and things get accomplished much easier. Someone who is a true leader in an organization sets the example for others to follow. Subsequently they bring the organization to a better place by doing so, and more or less change the personality of the organization. Personality is defined as “a unique combination of emotional thought and behavior patterns that affect how a person reacts to situations and interacts with others.” (Robbins, Decenzo, Coulter, 2001. P227)
A person in a position of management and/or a leadership must possess a personality that is adaptable and personable. The emotional patterns of a strong leader are positive and motivating. The leader/manager must keep the mood of him or herself, everyone around him or her, and the organization positive. Emotions sometimes can get the best of us, but someone in the leader/manager role must be able to rise above each situation and in a timely manner without showing or projecting it on others.
The thought patterns of a strong leader/manager are focused and detail oriented. As all organizations have goals and missions, a leader/manager is focused on seeing those goals and missions through. After all, the fulfillment of those goals and missions are why the leader/manager is there in the first place. Lastly, in the idea of personality, the behavior patterns of a leader/manager are positive and motivating. .