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Friday, May 9, 2014

The Great Manager: Jamie Hunt

The Great Manager webcast series shares knowledge and experience from Gallup’s many years of teaching managers how to be their best. We’re interviewing some of the best, most effective managers we know to understand what makes them great. On the most recent webcast, we hosted Gallup’s Jamie Hunt.

Jamie has been in leadership positions most of his life. Whether it was a student council leadership position in junior high school, student body president in college, or his leadership role at Gallup, Jamie says it’s his life’s mission to make sure people are in meaningful and purposeful positions.

By getting to know members of his team on a personal level, Jamie can put them in roles where they are most likely to succeed. He doesn’t treat them merely as workers, instead he tries to learn as much about each individual as he can (e.g., family, hobbies, strengths, etc.).

One of the biggest keys to management is knowing where you’re headed and where you want to go. Once that vision is in place, it’s important to create expectations for your team members. When managers align their expectations with their vision, they are more likely to get their team members on board with their goals. Jamie likes to establish a “win,” or a clear goal, so that the entire team knows what they are working toward, and why they need to get there.

For further insights about the practices of great managers, watch the full video above.

Join us for The Great Manager webcast on Tuesday, May 27, at 3 p.m. EDT (-0400 GMT).

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Jamie is responsible for Gallup’s global accounting team. He provides leadership and oversight for all fiscal activities through measuring, training, coordinating, and evaluating activities of all accounting positions.

Jamie’s top five strengths: Maximizer | Communication | Positivity | Woo | Arranger

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