International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online)

Humility, Patience, Passion, and Mindset: Attributes of the Effective Manager
Dr. David E. Bartz, Dallas T. Bartz

Abstract
Managers need to be able to demonstrate an array of skillsin order to maximize their effectiveness and job satisfaction. Humility, patience, passion, and mindset are four skill sets that will significantly aid managers in accomplishing these skills. Humility is the capacity of managers to avoid putting themselves before others, exercise acute self-awareness, accept their imperfections, and not feel driven to be dominant over the staff members that they supervise. Patience means that managers demonstrate tolerance, empathy, confidence, compassion, open-mindedness, and willingness to delegate and trust the skills of those they supervise. Passion represents a strong emotional desire, commitment, drive, interest, enthusiasm, and focus to complete tasks for a limited number of important goals. Mindset represents managers’ predispositions toward beliefs that factors such as intelligence and personality are unchangeable (fixed mindset) or that these factors can be nurtured and developed (growth mindset). When managers integrate humility, patience, passion, and mindset into their daily actions, they as well as those they supervise, will perform more effectively.

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