The problem with us designers is that we tend to be scatterbrains. Most of us zoom in on one problem, then jump from problem to problem as priorities dictate. A good manager on the other hand can zoom out, consider the bigger picture and facilitate (rather than find) solutions. Making the switch from a designer mindset to a manager mindset is, for me anyway, one of the biggest challenges of running a design firm. But it’s crucial. We have to acknowledge that we are not born managers. Fortunately you don’t have to be a born manager to be good at it, you just need to work at it. Management is a skill like any other.