What is good management? Even supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart may find a definition elusive (he famously dodged the need to define obscenity, saying that he knows it when he sees it).

The parallels end there, I suppose, but suffice it to say that good management is hard to define because it can be so situational. It takes just the right combination (staff, economy, etc.) for a certain manager to thrive. And in the wrong situation, even great managers can founder (just think how often it happens in sports).

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