We hardly talk about management in this blog but the post I found on Meredith Farkas "Information Wants To Be Free" blog is really interesting reading, that I am sure you would like.
The word manager makes many people uncomfortable. It calls up the image of a bossman telling you what to do and forcing you to slave away at doing it. That is not effective management.
A better way to think of a manager is as a servant, like an editor or a personal assistant. Everyone wants to be effective; a manager’s job is to do everything they can to make that happen. The ideal manager is someone everyone would want to have.
Staying organized, hiring smart people, build a team, clear obstacles, prioritize, fight procrastination and give feedback are also important qualities for every manager.