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The Performance Pipeline: Getting the Right Performance At Every Level of Leadership by Stephen Drotter

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5

Function Managers

Competitive Advantage

When people are promoted to Function Manager, they are excited to be at the top of their profession in a business. They report to a Business Manager and are part of a business team, and their peers run different functions. When only one business exists, they report to the CEO, and some double as Corporate Function Managers. Since their boss in either of these situations is probably not a product of their function, they don't get much technical guidance; they do receive business guidance that they translate into functional requirements. In turn, they provide technical guidance to the Business Manager, especially when she hasn't worked in the function. Facilitating business decision making with sound functional ...

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