Most managers don’t perform the management responsibilities of their job unless there is a "special occasion":
- Something goes wrong
- More work has to be heaped onto an employee
- Changes of course or new strategies have to be communicated
- Someone is doing a great job and their efforts have to be recognized
But good management is just like staying in shape -- it requires developing the habit of managing every day. Anything less? That's undermanagement. And it is costing you, your team, and your employer every single day. Thankfully, anyone can become a highly-engaged leader with a focus on the fundamentals.