Your manager’s job is to make YOU more money.
Common sense shows that successful managers work for their direct reports
If you work on planet earth, with other people, the most important thing you can have is a strong, cohesive, well-functioning team.
Sadly, wanting said dream team is usually not enough - the best managers will actively work to help turn a group of people into an effective team.
In my first 1:1 meetings with direct reports, I explain simply,
“my job is to make you more money.”
Isn’t that what we all want?
Someone whose goal is for you to be able to afford more guacamole toast?
Any manager’s primary responsibility is to help their team succeed and thrive, such that they create more value for the company.
So, when you do a good job for your company, your manager looks good too - obvious win-win.
Sometimes however, managers feel their sole management duties are to solve problems, or bestow...
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