In a 2015 comprehensive study by Gallup’s , “The State of the American Manager,” they found a tough truth: 50% of Americans have left a job “to get away from their manager at some point in their careers”. That means half of Americans in this study left a job primarily because of their boss. We don’t want you to be that boss. You don’t want to be that boss. Too much intensity can wear your team down, whereas a calm demeanor is not really something employees can get too much of. When you think about it, the core of management is accomplishing work through others. Here are three reasons why calmness is a key managerial trait.