Personalities a management team needs

As an entrepreneur gets ready to file an LLC, it is important to ensure that the company has a strong management team. There are key qualities that a management team should have, and small business owners should try to pick people who have the skills they lack themselves.

Paul Maritz, the president and CEO of the software firm VMware, told the New York Times what he considers the four personalities that successful management teams should have. A strong team needs a strategist, a champion of the customer, a good task manager and an enforcer, he said.

Most individuals do not posses more than one or two of these traits, posits Maritz, making it necessary to build a team that brings all of these elements together. It is important that the leaders are aware of what their strengths are and that they don’t try to operate outside of their roles.

When hiring for any position, Maritz encourages business owners to look for candidates with the intellectual capacity to do the job, who also have a record of getting things done and who are self-aware and thoughtful.

In The Wall Street Journal Guide to Management, Alan Murray reminds entrepreneurs that different situations require different styles of leadership. For example, company leaders need to become visionaries when an organization needs new direction. But, if employees need to improve their performance, the leadership should take on a coaching style.

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Head of Content & Customer Marketing at Incfile
Melissa sets the vision for Incfile's content marketing and customer relationship management. Melissa has more than 10 years experience in various marketing roles, and a passion for supporting small businesses as they incorporate and grow. She loves sharing information that will help business owners maximize their LLCs, Corporations and Nonprofits. In her spare time, Melissa is an active member of The Junior League and enjoys running half marathons.
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