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What Traits Do Managers Look for When Promoting?

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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)

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