Saving Management from Our Obsession with Leadership

December 07, 2023

Leadership is widely praised, both in practice and academia. Modern organizations, however, also need people – managers – who can deal skillfully with the everyday challenges of coordinating people and solving problems. Unfortunately, firms underappreciate and underinvest in the everyday management skills that they desperately need.

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Written By

Jim Detert

Jim Detert is the John L. Colley Professor of Business Administration in the Leadership and Organizational Behavior area at the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business Administration and a Professor of Public Policy at the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Prior to joining UVA, he taught at Cornell University's Johnson School of Management and was the faculty director for the School's leadership initiative.