April 29, 2020

100: What is a Modern Manager?

The expectations for managers have changed over the past century. So what is needed in today’s workplace to be a great manager? To celebrate the 100th episode, I’m sharing my reflections on the differences between a traditional manager and a modern manager.

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Key Takeaways:

  • The role and expectations of a manager have changed over the past century.
  • To be a modern manager means you consider what is best for your team in addition to what is best for yourself.
  • To be a modern manager means you help your team members solve their own problems rather than swooping in to save them.
  • To be a modern manager means you focus on growing and developing your team members in addition to achieving performance metrics.
  • To be a modern manager means you provide autonomy while providing support.
  • To be a modern manager means you do what’s needed even when it is uncomfortable or challenging.
  • To be a modern manager means you invest in developing yourself and take care of yourself so you can do your best work now and in the future.
  • To be a modern manager means you balance logic and love, what is rational with what is best for people.

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