I saw this tweet today and listened to the linked A16Z podcast. The episode itself talks about a number of topics but at around 26 minutes, Ben Horowitz expands on the two predictors of great management:
Systems thinking - the ability to understand how one change affects another, and that almost everything is a system. Most people are not systems thinkers.
Perspective - The ability to really see the people in your organization - to know who they are, what their motivations are - and understand implications of your actions through their eyes.
I couldn’t agree more. Taking a systems thinking approach to leadership is fundamental to the leadership lattice - the learning framework for management that I’ve written about a number of times.
Listen to the whole podcast on Soundcloud.