Being a great manager isn’t just about doing what other great managers have done or copying their “best practices.” Instead, great managers are always adapting to the constantly shifting, complex environment of modern business.
After all, it requires a lot: the self-awareness to identify our own strengths and weaknesses, the discipline to regularly work on our own development, and the flexibility to provide what our people need from us in the moment, even as it changes from one day to the next. Managers are uniquely responsible for orchestrating effective collaboration and harmonizing our teams’ working styles—no small task. But here’s the good news: when we focus on empowering our people to do everything they’re capable of, the rest will follow.
This Program is the first of three Programs in our Management series. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to being a good manager, but this Program focuses on some of the fundamental ingredients of effective management that no manager can afford to ignore, including trust, delegation, and influence.