Getting the most out of your employees requires more than just strong leadership skills. The best managers know how to create a healthy working environment by being good listeners and building trust with their staff. 

The infographic below from Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management outlines some of the other ways to ensure strong employee-boss relationships. Becoming a great manager doesn't require going to business school. Experience, good instincts and smart advice from a trusted source can also get you there.

Successful Managers