Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives for Becoming a Great Leader

As the authors reveal in Being the Boss, becoming an effective manager is a painful, challenging journey. It’s trial and error, endless effort, and slowly acquired personal insight. Many managers never complete the journey. At best, they just learn to get by. At worst, they become terrible bosses.

  •  Manage yourself: Learn that management isn’t about getting things done yourself. It’s about accomplishing things through others.
  • Manage a network: Understand how power and influence work in your organization and build a network of mutually beneficial relationships to navigate your company’s complex political environment.
  • Manage a team: Forge a high-performing “we” out of all the “I”s who report to you.

Source: Harvard Buiness Review

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