10 Henry Mintzberg managerial roles

Figurehead: As a manager, you have social, ceremonial and legal responsibilities. You're expected to be a source of inspiration.

Leader: This is where you provide leadership for your team, your department or perhaps your entire organization.

 Liaison: Managers must communicate with internal and external contacts. You need to be able to network effectively on behalf of your organization.

Monitor: In this role, you regularly seek out information related to your organization and industry, looking for relevant changes in the environment.

Disseminator: This is where you communicate potentially useful information to your colleagues and your team.

Spokesperson: Managers represent and speak for their organization. In this role, you’re responsible for transmitting information about your organization.

Entrepreneur: As a manager, you create and control change within the organization. This means solving problems, generating new ideas, and implementing them.

Disturbance Handler: When an organization or team hits an unexpected roadblock, it's the manager who must take charge.

Resource Allocator: You’ll also need to determine where organizational resources are best applied. This involves allocating funding.

Negotiator: You may be needed to take part in, and direct, important negotiations within your team, department, or organization.