I thought the following article had pragmatic advice:
Becoming a Great Manager: Five Pragmatic Practices by Esther Derby
- Decide what to do and what not yo do. Not everything is of equal value. Focus on those things that generate the most value.
- Limit multitasking so that you can be more productive.
- Keep people informed.
- Provide frequent feedback and make feedback specific, so people can act on it.
- Develop people.