There are only five activities that real managers engage in.
They set objectives.
They constantly motivate and communicate.
They plan and organize work, resources and assets.
They develop resources—people, other organizations, and themselves.
They measure what matters in order to understand and evaluate progress.
There is a reason this description is stacked like a pyramid. Or a triangle. Or an arrow. Or a tree. Or a megaphone.
Management is top-down and bottom-up, waves passing down and up.