“I’m a neutral, and independent advisor to my Executive, who enables the day-to-day management routines that enhance the effectiveness of my boss, and the organisation as a whole.  I operate as a business manager in my own right – and I am an integral part of the management team.  Moreover, I strive to demonstrate leadership qualities and align my behaviours to this goal accordingly.  I am not a business partner as I sit in the core of the business; and I am not an optional extra – my role is mandatory to the success of my Executive. I work in the space of management, allowing my boss to focus on the bigger aspects of leadership.”  
(c) Adam Fidler, 2016 
Source: The EA Manifesto