1. Listening and learning about people’s aspirations and frustrations.
  2. Mentoring and advising, generally in the form of providing frameworks rather than here’s-what-you-should-be-doing’s (which is a whole topic for another time).
  3. Designing better and more efficient ways for people to communicate, work, or learn.
  4. Context-switching often in your day-to-day.Playing a key role in the flow of communication (writing, sharing, meeting, presenting).
  5. Owningthe outcome of the team’s successes and failures, even if you won’t make all the decisions yourself.

Source: So You Think You Want to Manage? – The Year of the Looking Glass – Medium