Top 10 Characteristics of a Good Manager

Join me on 5/10 for a live webinar!

How do you learn the top characteristics of a good manager? I’m so excited to share with you my proven tactics of how to become the manager you’ve always wanted. I’ve built high-performing multiple teams who not only retain year after year, but also are healthy and joyful. It’s possible to build a team culture of high-performance + health!

Now I’m spilling all my secrets to managing the happiest, most successful team. Join me on May 10th for a webinar with Association of Fundraising Professionals Global to learn actionable tips that build characteristics of a good manager.

What’s at Stake

Right now, someone on your team is thinking about quitting. According to Nonprofit Quarterly, “30% of nonprofit workers are burned out, with an additional 20% in danger of burning out.” 

Managers, I’m here to tell you something you may not like: your staff is quitting because of you.  According to DDI, a leadership consulting firm, 57% of employees quit because of their boss, which includes 14% of employees who say they’ve left multiple jobs because of their boss.

If you are in a cycle of constant staff turnover, you’re stagnated in what you can achieve. Which means that your career and earning potential are also stuck. This cycle is happening because of you. The good news is that you can learn the characteristics of a good manager to stop the cycle and build a team that retains and performs. Then you can achieve great things, build your career, and increase your salary.

Let’s move beyond basic tips and learn 10 REAL tactics that will teach you to be an effective manager and help your team avoid burnout…and help you avoid burnout yourself.

Preview: Characteristics of a Good Manager

Characteristics are built upon behaviors, habits, and values. My interactive webinar teaches you concrete behaviors you can take, habits you can build, and ways to align your job with your values. Combined together these work to create characteristics of a great manager who mentors staff, sparking life-long successful careers for future generations. 

My webinar also teaches my secret to unpacking unhealthy messages about toxic productivity and oppressive management techniques that harm you just as much as your staff. I’m so excited to share this webinar with you all that promises to ignite new ideas for you as a manager.

Some actionable tips in my webinar include how to reduce a constant sense of urgency, help staff set boundaries with work and take time to rest, cultivate a culture of care and wellness, give compassionate and honest feedback, create pathways to promotion on small teams, and more. 

My training moves beyond management basics to share my proven specific tactics that work for today’s hybrid work environment–especially when managing Millennial and GenZ employees. Together, we can transform work culture to create an environment where everyone thrives. Register today for the May 10th webinar!

If you’re looking for 1:1 support to become the manager you’ve always wanted. Sign up for my coaching sessions, starting April 17th!


Shannon Bowen, Founder + CEO of Monsoon Leadership is a career advancement coach, job search expert, salary whisperer, nonprofit executive, and a lifelong straight-talker. She's dedicated to helping nonprofit professionals land their dream job and dream salary!


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