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Motivating and Managing People

Assignment 2: Discussion—Effective Versus Ineffective Managers

In the previous discussion, you explored characteristics of managers that get the best performance out of you. The traits you identified are motivation and management traits managers use that make them more effective managers. In this assignment, you will explore effective and ineffective management traits. 

Research traits of effective and ineffective managers using your textbook and the Argosy University online library resources.

Think about your experiences with managers. Perhaps some of them have been better than others. Draw from these personal experiences for this assignment,

Complete the following:

  • Identify one example each of an effective manager and an ineffective manager. 
  • Identify and describe at least two traits the effective manager has that makes him or her a good manager and at least two traits the ineffective manager has that makes him or her a poor manager.
  • Review your own management style. What effective and non-effective management traits do you possess?

Give reasons for your assertions.

Write your initial response in 1–2 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

By Saturday, February 18, 2017, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, February 22, 2017, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses. In your response, consider the following:

  • Analyze the situations and managers described by bringing new thoughts to the discussion.

Note: All discussion assignments in this course will be graded using a rubric. Download the discussion rubric and carefully read it to understand the expectations.

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