The Manager as a Person
Subject: Management | Topics:
Traits and Managers
Successful managers vary widely on the “Big Five”.
It is important to understand these traits since it helps explain a manager’s approach to planning, leading, organizing, etc.
Managers should also be aware of their own style and try to tone down problem areas.
Internal Locus of Control: People believe they are responsible for their fate.
See their actions are important to achieving goals.
External Locus of Control: People believe outside forces are responsible for their fate.
Their actions make little difference in achieving outcomes.
Managers need an Internal Locus of Control.

Related Management Paper: