Most managers don’t perform the management responsibilities of their job unless there is a "special occasion":

  1. Something goes wrong
  2. More work has to be heaped onto an employee
  3. Changes of course or new strategies have to be communicated
  4. 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.