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What Separates Great Managers From Average Managers?

by . August 12th, 2015

A series of sketches tells us what’s up.

Julie Zhou, product design director at Facebook, recently posted a series of management-oriented sketches that really nail the differences between an average manager and a great manager.

Here are a couple of her contrasting examples of great and average management. Find her entire set here!

Conducting 1:1s

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Assigning Tasks



Dealing with turbulence


You can find more of this and the rest of Julie Zhou’s Medium posts here.

What you should know

  • While these are great generalizations, always consider the context of any managerial issue before you go with it.
  • All employees and managers are different. Don’t expect to be perfect, and don’t expect everyone to respond in the same way.
  • Don’t expect everyone to respond with gratitude when you mentor them either.
  • These sketches can only do so much!


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Arthur Piccio manages YouTheEntrepreneur and has managed content for major players in the online printing industry. He was previously BizSugar's contributor of the week. His work has appeared multiple times on The New York Times' You're the Boss Small Business Blog. He enjoys guitar maintenance and reading up on history and psychology in his spare time.