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Achieving High Performance by Pippa Bourne, Michael Bourne

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Succeeding as a Manager

The role of the manager is to implement the organization’s strategy through his or her stewardship of the available resources. Just like the leadership role, there are conflicts and tensions that have to be resolved, and all managers need to be leaders to some extent.

Defining the role

As a manager, your focus is on the delivery of tasks, on the efficient use and coordination of resources, and on developing capabilities of people within your team or organization. You must quickly realize that you cannot do everything yourself, and develop skills in setting objectives for yourself and for others, in delegating tasks, and in managing your team.

Delegating tasks

Delegation is about giving responsibility to others for part ...

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