Good managers dissociate from their management style

Do you brand yourself as a hand-on or a hand-off or an empowering or a motivating manager?

If yes, then you are committing a mistake of associating your management style with problem solving.

Problems with associating yourself with a particular style:

  1. you tend to view all problems from your dominant style and forget the fact each of your team member is different
  2. the style becomes your identity and you loose balanced approach to problem solving
  3. similar to me bias starts kicking in where you tend to recruit or surround yourself with members who vouch your style
  4. you tend to link your self-worth to your style and start blaming yourself if this style or approach does not solve problems

Good managers are balance various management styles and apply horses-for-courses approach i.e. make style relevant to the underlying problem not to themselves.

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