One of the best ways to make you a better manager is to manage your own business. I know, you have a job. You need to build your career.
The technology today allows you to do that. There are no excuses.
Even initiating a simple content website can teach you immensely about business. If you feel the need to critique your boss, some business owners somewhere – multinational or otherwise – on how they manage their business, try managing your own one-man shop – where you call the shots.
It will make you a better manager. It will make you appreciate what it means to run a business. It doesn’t matter if you have P&L responsibilities now. It is still not your own money, no your own time.
When you run your own business, it is YOUR money, YOUR time. You in the equation change everything.
How much do you think you really know?