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7 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Manager (and Up Your Leadership Skills)

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21.02.2019

Being a better manager is a moving target, but one absolutely worth aiming at. If you want excellent leadership skills, you can get there, but you've got to know what to focus on.

Here are seven harsh truths about management that will help you hone your gaze onto what truly matters:

When you become a manager (or leader of any kind), it means it's not about you anymore. You are no longer solely responsible for what you produce. Your success, rather, derives from how well your team performs. Your job, therefore, is to support, protect, and motivate your team--as individuals and as a unit.

Leadership skills are about supporting human beings, so you should spend a lot of your time learning how about team dynamics, and how to support human beings.

Your best employees are the ones that are easy to work with. They consistently produce great results without requiring a lot of oversight (unlike, perhaps, some other team members).

This is convenient but dangerous--because it's easy to take them for granted. Of course their latest blog knocked it out of the park. Of course the deck they delivered was flawless. Of course they rocked that client........

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