The Myth of the Working Maager (Medium.com)06 Jan 2017
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When we talk about management, what we’re often describing are more supervisory tasks than actual management. Coordinating time-off, clearing blockers and scheduling one-on-ones is probably the bare minimum necessary to consider yourself management. There’s an exhaustive list of other activities that management should be responsible for, but because most of us have spent decades being lead in a haze of incompetency, our careers have been devoid of these actions. That void eventually gives birth to our expectations and what follows is our collective standards being silently lowered.