Within work and work teams, most of us have managers. Many of us are managers. Accountability and authority as a manager can create great joy or strife.

Below are 4 Minimum authorities that every manager must have in order to be an effective and trustworthy managerial leader.  Each has a short video and written explanation of why the authority is necessary and how can make your team and leadership better.

  1. Authority to reject a subordinate to fill a position
  2. Authority to de-select a subordinate after due process
  3. Authority to decide task assignments
  4. Authority to decide personal effectiveness appraisal and merit recognition


What Do You Think?

As a manager how is your authority and accountability defined? If you are being held accountable for the output of your team, what authority over who is on your team and what they should be doing, do you feel you need?