What is Management? Who is a manager? "I'm just an employee, why do I need to know how to manage? Isn't that what the boss gets paid to do?" Heard these questions before? Perhaps you've even voiced one or two of them yourself. The truth is all of us are managers. Regardless of your position or title, you will have to manage something at some time or another. In this chapter, we will define what management is and show you how you can best apply the principles of management to your benefit.