Is Managing For You?


Sometimes, we fail to ask ourselves the simplest questions. Circumstances lead us into situations and we ride along with them. In organizations, we can easily find ourselves managing people or projects, almost by default. There’s merit in asking, “Do I want to be a manager?” “Do I like what I am doing?”

Excelling at managing asks for a set of skills that may differ from why we chose our field in the first place. When we become a manager, all of a sudden, the core skills we have developed are not enough. We need to be adept at interpersonal communications, supervising, organizing data, project management, judging performance and spotting good talent, leading a team, and “managing up”.

Is managing for you? It’s a good question to ask yourself, if you want to be happy and fulfilled in your work and career.


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