If you read articles and books about leadership I can guarantee you’ve seen it. Perhaps you’ve even done it.
I am talking about using the term “manager” as a dirty word.
I get it. When talking about leadership, it is helpful to contrast good qualities to strive for with bad qualities using personas (good cop, bad cop). But please stop portraying the good as “leader” and the bad as “manager.” Pick another term to represent the bad!
Here are a few reasons why.