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  • Only a few people have the right leadership qualities to succeed, according to a 2015 Gallup study.
  • There are some common pitfalls new managers can learn to avoid, experts told Insider.
  • These include avoiding micromanaging, having all the answers, and lack of mentorship.

In 2015, a Gallup study of managers revealed that the best have similar talents, namely ability to motivate, be assertive, be accountable, building strong relationships, and being decisive.

The same study, which looked at 2.5 million manager-led teams in 195 countries, suggested only one in 10 have the right qualities to be a successful leader.

Those who lack talent across these five areas are less likely to be good managers, the study found.

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