Managers get a bad rap because:
- Managers tend to get more credit for their individual contribution than for enabling others.
- Competency matrices comprising 100s of ‘management skills’ are incomprehensible, let alone useful.
- Managers’ don’t get much coaching from their boss on how to manage people (often because they don’t know any better themselves).
- ‘Leadership’ is sexier.
Mind Gym’s meta-analysis, embracing over 10 million data points, reveals the seven key talents that differentiate the best managers from the rest.