That’s how I define a self-correcting team™.   There are other important elements, but the bottom line is can your team execute flawlessly in your absence?

That’s critical because you have other strategic, highly valuable things to attend to (leading the initiative, being client facing, getting buy-in from key stakeholders, fill in the blank), and if you’re in the weeds, playing referee, making sure that work is done correctly, fixing mistakes, you can’t be where you need to be.

The biggest obstacle to building a self-correcting team™?


Because it’s easier, as many clients have told me, to just do something yourself rather than delegate it to someone else.

And, you know what?

It is.

In that moment when you’re under the gun, when you’re meeting a deadline, and it just has to get done, it’s easier.

But if you implement what I call controlled delegation, you’ll be putting one of the most fundamental building blocks of self-correcting teams™ in place.

And instead of saving moments in your day, you’ll be gaining back hours in your week.

For more on building self-correcting teams™, you can reach me at

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Note: Special Opportunity in Charlotte on May 31!  I’m hosting a regional meeting of The Society for the Advancement of Consulting where Alan Weiss, author of Million Dollar Consulting, will be conducting the morning session and delivering a preview of his new IP on business and entrepreneurship that he’s presenting at special workshops in London and Adelaide.  He’ll be joined in the afternoon by thought leaders delivering breakout sessions.  Go here for more information and to reserve your spot.