Magazine article Talent Development

The Complex World of Managers

Magazine article Talent Development

The Complex World of Managers

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This issue of TD examines some of the critical issues facing managers in today's workplace: delegating and supervising a virtual team.

As a manager, do you find yourself having to perform some of the work you did before you were promoted and to develop your new team? The cover story on page 30 examines the "delegation conundrum"-having to be both a doer and a leader. The question becomes "when and what to delegate."

"The real problem is that many, if not most, player/managers get so caught up in a traditional 'either I'm leading or I'm doing' mindset that they fail to see opportunities to address leadership issues while they are doing some of their team's work," write Frank Satterthwaite and Jamie Millard.

Finding ways to develop your team's skills while working alongside them has myriad benefits. It gives you the chance to lead while helping the team successfully accomplish set tasks, and it shows that you are willing to help out when the team is stressed.

As organizations become more global, managers are expected to supervise teams from remote locations. …

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