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The best managers are those known for their powers of persuasion, negotiation, good-will, and large reservoirs of trust1.

The most important management skills are2:

  1. One-on-Ones
  2. Feedback
  3. Coaching
  4. Delegation

Another popular expression is that managers are responsible for results and retention.

Skills

  • Time Management
    • Defending your calendar: block out time for “real” work so that you are not perpetually in meetings3.
    • Calendar Tips

Culture

  • Driving Culture Change
  • High Standards
  • Leadership during Crisis
  • Sink then swim policy. At microsoft at one point people are loaded down with so much responsibility that they sink. Then have the chance to rest up, to analyze, and modify there own performance. Then they are loaded up again the same amount of responsibility1.

People

Reports

While there are platitudes about people being our most valuable resources, the math checks out. As a manager, your mandate is to effectively manage your team, i.e. the human capital.

Manager

Misc


References

1.
DeMarco, T. Slack: Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency. (Currency, 2002).
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