Back to basics: 4 management fundamentals

Management is not often a job anyone sets out to do. To do it well requires constant energy and is almost always a thankless job – line reports tend not to realise the effort you’re putting into being a great manager.

We’ve all had at least one sub-standard manager in our time. One who undermined us, or was never around, or just didn’t ‘get’ us. It’s frustrating and hard work – after all, aren’t they supposed to be the experienced ones enabling us to be better at our jobs, not make us dread every Monday morning?

Lots of people fall into people management by accident. They are the best they can be at their job and their next promotion comes with…

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