I just came out of a very heated "discussion" with my boss. He explained, in a very direct and pointed manner, that in this world there are good managers and there are bad managers. Of course he had difficulty explaining exactly what makes a good manager. So my question is... what makes a good manager? As a manager, what works well for you? What have been some difficulties and how did you overcome them? And if you are not a manager, why do you listen to some managers/bosses and not others? What do you consider a strong leader? What are some of the better things managers have done for you? What are some of the worst things managers do that cause you to not listen to them or do what is asked of you? I think is important to a lot of us here. We all interface with management, either we report to a manager or are managers ourselves. Thanks!