April 5, 2008
I will now tell you the one central principle of being in charge, aka, being a manager:
You manage things, you lead people.
That's it. If you truly understand that, you can walk into any management position, and do a kick-ass job. If you don't, you are forever going to suck at being in charge.
Like many such principles that are simple to state, yet complex to understand, you could spend all day explaining this one to the clueless. But I'm a bit curious here. What's this principle mean to you, and if you disagree, why?
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