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Best Manager - What did they do that made you respect them?

๐ŸŽˆ Mentorship
๐Ÿ‘‘ Sales Strategy
๐Ÿงข Sales Management
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HappyGilmore
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
Open and honest, always asked where they could help out, and collaborated on how to grow my career
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Blessed ๐Ÿ™Œ
softwaresails
Politicker
+4
Sales Manager
The best sales managers in my opinion are those that go to battle for their reps. The sales manager that has the interest of their team top of mind and not their own is usually a great manager.ย 
sam
Politicker
+2
Sales Operations
Career growth, coaching and mentoring - even when I wasn't directly under them anymore
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Perfect
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
Always open and honest. Treated me like a person, not an employee. Never asked me to do something he wouldn't do himself.ย 
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Person level attention and treatment. Great
Rallier
Politicker
+9
Account Executive
This was when I was a BDR. He was out there on the floor making calls with us!ย 
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Leader ๐Ÿ’ฏ
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Transparency, empathy, and respect. Didn't micromanage and was always at a meeting I'd ask them to attend.ย 
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
I've had a couple excellent managers and a few really shitty ones. The best ones:
1) Strategically collaborated with me on details. This is the number one thing I want from a manager. If you can help me with this, I will let so much other shit slide.
2) Gave feedback that was important but I didn't necessarily love to hear.
3) Responsive
4) Left me alone when I didn't need their input or support
5) Let me bitch about things every now and then
6) Worked to treat me as an individual and understood how/when to push me and when to lay off
7) Shielded me from some of the bullshit higher up the chain.

I also had an excellent manager when I first became an AE that was good for a whole different set of reasons.
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Showed what's not right and taking best out of it to make it right!
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