Who was your best ever manager?

Maybe it was the unassuming expert who saw you before you saw yourself, guiding you towards where you were meant to go.

Or perhaps it was the tough-minded trailblazer who led the way, said things as they were and compelled you to follow.

Or the infectious enthusiast who encouraged you to put your ideas forward in search of what might work, not what was safe.

Great managers understand their people, give them something tangible to believe in and enable them to contribute.

They allow people to flourish at work, building cultures of accountability, discretionary effort and loyalty, even in tough times.

They deliver amazing results through their people and guide them as they adapt to ambiguity and uncertainty.

And they leave an impression.

Threaded through everything we do is the bold ambition to grow managers who people call their best ever.