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To manage


  1. take responsibility
  2. lead, be in charge
  3. observe and direct
  4. supervise
  5. execute
  6. negotiate

Do you manage—by this definition?

There are three main classifications to better understand what a manager does:
1. Intrapersonal
        Representative    Supervisor    Connector 2
2. Informational
        Receiver    Sender    Speaker
3. Decision Maker
        Innovator    Peace Maker    Administrator
Managers shouldn’t think they need to be able to mold their personality to accommodate all of these traits or qualities. Smart managers, in fact, know that they can overcome their own weaknesses—sometimes by working on themselves, other times by delegating to people they trust. Managers, who think they’re perfect, or even close to perfect, can be dangerous.

Can you name your five biggest strengths?

Can you name your five biggest weaknesses?

2 Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (Back Bay Books, 2002)

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