Tuesday, November 30, 2021


 Many articles that explore the differences between #leadership & #management are written in a way that undermines the importance of managers, while projecting leadership as the superior of the two. There is often more goodness to the role of management than some of these articles seem to capture.

In his book, "How Will You Measure Your Life?", Clayton Christensen introduced an interesting perspective on the profession of #management:

"Management is the most noble of professions if it’s practiced well. No other occupation offers as many ways to help others learn & grow, take responsibility and contribute to the #success of a team."

But how does one play a role of manager in a way that it brings out the goodness & the nobility aspect of the job ?
Vala Afshar in one of his tweets (http://bit.ly/2SLVSVF) shared some ideas around it that resonated with me. Have represented these ideas via a #sketchnote for easier consumption and retention.

Larry Bossidy, former CEO of AlliedSignal, once said, "At the end of the day, you bet on people, not strategies.”

Management as a profession becomes noble only if managers demonstrate the willingness to take their role a step further by committing to creating memorable experiences for their employees. The most meaningful way to succeed as a manager is to help others succeed.

What else would you add to the below list ?

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