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7 Paths to Managerial Leadership by Fred MacKenzie

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Path 3: Context Setting

Managers are accountable for setting context for all their direct reports on a regular basis. It is important that these employees see how their work fits into the bigger picture—their manager’s job and the organization as a whole. It is also important that they see how their work fits with the work of their peers and colleagues.

Rate yourself (Figure 5-1) on how you feel you are setting context with your direct reports:

Figure 5-1: Self-Assessment: Context Setting

Managers need to share background information on an ongoing basis so that direct reports can make informed decisions and collaborate with their peers and colleagues ...

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