Are you asking why management is so hard? Nothing is easy today. This new context for managers is more complex, ambiguous and fraught with deep-rooted challenges.
Maybe you’ve tried to make a difference. You have tried to be the change everyone wants to see but it’s hard to stand so tall for so long all by yourself.
At least now you have a sense of what it will take to make a difference on a permanent basis. Now you are ready to make each day productive, to use each day to create daily progress and to build long-term momentum.
This isn’t about brilliance. It’s about common sense, a plan and a disciplined approach, going deeper and investing at the level of cause—addressing the root of these modern-day challenges.
The bar has been quietly raised on managers and now it’s time for managers to raise their own bar.