What Traits Do Managers Look for When Promoting?

Dear Experts, What personality traits do you see as important in workers looking to get promoted from worker bee to management? How can a worker demonstrate those traits without alienating his or her co-workers? Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter: Q#408 One of the keys is demonstrating leadership and the ability to inspire/mentor those around u to reach goals. (@kgrantcareers) Q#408 Go above & beyond, facilitate others' work, see big picture, focus on solutions, pitch in, take lead. (@juliaerickson) Q#408 Focus, leadership traits, and a commitment to org goals is what they look for. Engage ur peers to generate consensus. (@DebraWheatman) Q#408 Demonstrate character & vision: earn positive rep as ethical, persuasive, skilled, risk-taker who "gets" bottom-line. (@lauralabovich) Q#408 Lead by example (with the work you do and the way you treat others) The rest will follow. (@gradversity) Q#408 Ability to work with ALL personalities is a MUST for leadership roles. Try this test: http://ow.ly/SFhk (@jtodonnell) Q#408 Most value traits are initiative and leadership. Don't worry about alienating other people. this is your career! (@louise_fletcher) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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Rich left his job to take care of a sick family member. Now, 2 years later, Rich is trying to re-enter the work force. However, he's finding it difficult to explain that 2 year gap in his work history during interviews. We asked you how you would answer this question, did you guess correctly? Find out if you won here!

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