Management is the engine that drives our corporations. It ensures—or prevents—the daily completion of work and overall strategic implementation. This may sound very things oriented, but make no mistake; management is a people-driven job. Our organizations need managers who bring individuals and teams together such that they do their best work in the service of company goals. It’s tough to be a great manager, but it’s also fascinating, enriching, meaningful, and fun. And never boring when done well! Unfortunately, some managers struggle to succeed because they let barriers like these get in their way:

• They become a victim of circumstances. Managers are needed to improve the organization and its results, but corporate dysfunction ...

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