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Different managers are good at different things! I’ve worked with managers who are amazing at:

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  • product design
  • helping people resolve conflicts
  • understanding the business
  • building remote teams
  • prioritizing ruthlessly
  • running meetings
  • solving tricky technical problems
  • organizational politics

Not every manager is good at every single thing, and that’s okay! I like to figure out what my manager is awesome at and lean on them for those things. (heart)

Also, strengths change over time! If they’re not good at something today, maybe check back in a year & see if that’s changed.

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