The Advisor’s Corner – Can a Manager Really Do It All?


How can managers possibly do everything presented on the StrategyDriven website?

StrategyDriven Response:

Managers should be able to perform all of the best practices presented on the StrategyDriven website as these focus on the manager’s primary role – to manage people, resources, and their deployment. It is when managers are ‘working managers,’ doing the work of subordinates, that performance of all of our recommendations becomes untenable.

Additional Resources

The concept of the working manager is not a new one nor is its practice limited to a handful of organizations. StrategyDriven Contributors believe such practices diminishes managers’ effectiveness and diminish their organization’s overall performance. Specifics on how to recognize and avoid the pitfalls of the working manager are contained within the StrategyDriven article, Management and Leadership Warning Flag 1 – Working Managers.

Management and Leadership Warning Flag 1 – Working Managers

Regardless of the organization, all managers share common job functions and responsibilities including defining and reinforcing performance standards, establishing organizational priorities, and authorizing and coordinating personnel activities and resource use. This work is distinctly different than that of the individual contributors reporting to the manager; setting the manager apart as one who possesses a broader scope of responsibility and commensurate authority.

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