David Tallan

A lot of good points here.

In addition, I think one of the most important skills for a boss doesn’t involve his or her employees at all. It’s the ability to manage up and across. To manage executive expectations, secure resources, deal with issues raised by colleagues and superiors. If you’ve got a high performing team who’ve bought into the vision and know what is expected of them, this skill can really free them up to get the job done.