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The Personality Traits of a Manager
Amelia Martin
MOD 310: Issues in Management
Week 5
September 17, 2014

A person’s personality trait can define who they are. Some can tell these traits by the way a person reacts to certain situations, personal or on the job. A person develop traits from the way they were raised and the environment that surrounded them. Everyone carries some type of personality trait, but no one carries any that are identical. Managers have personality traits just like everyone else. Traits are linked personally and indicates a person’s character. No one has the same feelings or thoughts. So it is vital for manager to understand their personal traits and figure a way to use them in management. These
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Managers must have a need of achievement, affiliation, and power in order succeed with the goal of a company and personally. The need of achievement is when the manager gives a constant push to the excellence of accomplishing complicated tasks. Their goals are clear and appreciates whatever someone has to say in return. In a need of affiliation a manager just wants to be recognize. The need of power is a controlling manager. In other words, managers should always be willing to own up to their own actions and the responsibility that it obtains (McGraw-Hill, 2006). The power that drives manager to work in the way of how they think and behave is called values. There are two different types of values: terminal and instrumental. Terminal values is when a manager has lifelong goals that are important to them. Terminal values are important to a manager because they want to be equal and have the need to accomplish goals that have been set. Managers with terminal values are dependable and reliable. The instrumental values in managers likes the worth of achievement. They believe in honesty when it comes to certain important situations. These managers are very creative, responsible, and independent (McGraw-Hill, 2006). Regardless of the use of either value, their behavior is what will help them toward achievement. Attitudes will give managers a conclusion on what direction to take upon taking a job. It includes their feelings toward