What Makes a Decent Manager

Though relatively young in my professional journey, here are my observations from having worked with a handful of different managerial personalities in the academic, coffee, and tech industries. I have one basic learning as it relates to an individual’s role in relation to their manager’s role:

Simply put, your job is NOT to do your manager’s job and your manager’s job is NOT to do your job.

You are there because your manager does not know, or has not recently performed, the intricacies of your daily work. Contrary to popular perception, the role of a…