Recently while discussing "Management Excellence" I was asked to provide my definition for a Great Manager.
I came up with this:
A great manager is a manager that :
Creates agile mostly self regulating, multi level & efficient systems with real time controlled tools, continuous feedback & feed forward;
Links people, groups, tools and systems in a coherent and standardized way;
Creates a common verbal and visual linguistics and disseminates company-wide shared know-how (Common Wisdom) based on a multi-part shared vision.
Makes when needed the shared multi-part vision the bases of each individual's personal mission within the company and outside the company