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ASTD Management Development Handbook: Innovation for Today's Managers by Lisa Haneberg

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Conclusion

Management Is a Craft

Imagine riding a roller coaster while holding a triple-dip ice cream cone in the middle of summer. Whee! Yum! Yikes! Being a manager is a bit like this, isn’t it? You are pulled in a lot of directions and feel like you are moving a million miles an hour to chip away at your to-do lists. You love working with people but feel like the inertia of your crazy day often keeps you from spending quality time with your team. This is the nature of our situation as managers, and I don’t think things will get any simpler.

But before you start running the other way or contemplate switching careers, let me make the case for ...

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