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The best managers are good leaders, and leadership is not yelling out orders. They help you and listen to make you a better employee. They set achievable goals. Sadly since I left the Navy in 2008, I haven't had a good supervisor or manager. I am a self motivated individual so as long as management doesn't work me to death, and micromanage I usually don't pay attention to them, since I can perform my job pretty much on autopilot.

Most managers do not understand that by making your team better they look better. Most just care about numbers on paper, rather than how employees feel. I've read "It's your ship" and it has a perfect quote. "People at the top look down, and all they see are smiling faces. And the people at the bottom look up, and the first thing they see is their ***."