Management - What is it?
Management is not 'organising', 'controlling' or 'monitoring', but the use of knowledge to achieve a desired outcome. The knowledge required is of the market, the workforce and the technology.
Too many people think that there is a formula to management and that the religeous implimentation of the latest management technique will bring success. Project managers tend to manage their project plan rather than the project itself; Risk managers tend to manage their risk register rather than the risk.
Adelard Steel believes that management is about understanding the environment in which you operate and having the necessary tools to get the best out of the situation.