People make things happen. So managing people has to be your top priority whatever your position on the team. It isn't about being bossy or manipulative. It's about creating circumstances in which everyone around you can succeed.
To know how to go about this you need to know one thing: structure follows strategy. Whether you are on your own or working with many, the techniques that you use to achieve this are fundamentally the same. However, managing the team is not the same as managing the business: At the top, management is essentially an intellectual activity—it requires thought. On the work floor it's about creating positive, useful circumstances by setting targets, recruiting the right people and helping them to bond, agreeing on objectives, sharing the work, helping others to succeed, and monitoring the overall progress. And the spirit is as important as the words.
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