Becoming a Better Manager
The lack of management is as bad, if not worse, than bad management.
Published on February 15, 2016
Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about management. It’s one of the most underappreciated aspects of entrepreneurship. Everyone wants to a visionary, a leader, a builder, a doer. And no one wants to be a manager. There’s no other role in a company with so much stigma attached to it (it’s tied closely with salesperson for the most undesirable job title).Maybe it’s because most people are terrible managers. For the longest time, I resisted the concept of management. I was of the opinion (cultivated by many prominent bloggers from the Valley) that if you hire great employees you don’t need to manage them. This sentiment has caused me to lose many weeks of productivity, tens of thousands of dollars and a few great employees over the years. Lack of management is as bad, if not worse, than bad management.