March 25, 2023

We win


At it’s heart, management is about leverage. It’s about finding ways to achieve things together that we’d struggle to do on our own or at all. Managers manage teams.

As a manager there’s a risk that we spend all our time, talents and effort doing the technical aspects of the work that lands on our desk. The emails we have to write, the technologies we have to assess and implement, the bureaucratic responsibilities we have to fulfil. We can find ourselves so busy and engrossed in things that only we can do, that we can lose the importance of our role in out team – to give them direction and purpose, to encourage and prioritise, to challenge and hold accountable, whatever it takes to make sure that we win and we win together.

Skippy strategy: We are not our technical role, we are leaders and managers of teams – let’s do that.