Leverage is the output generated by a specific type of work activity. An activity with high leverage will generate a high level of output; an activity with low leverage will generate a low level of output. This raises the question about what qualifies as managerial leverage and output.

High leverage activities

To maximize the leverage of his or her activities, a manager must keep timeliness firmly in mind. Equally, managers’ micromanaging or “meddling” are examples of negative leverage activities. A big part of a manager’s job is to supply information and know-how and to share a sense of the preferred method of handling things with the teams under his control or influence.

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