Is when you’re continually pulled into the daily and unable to focus on the strategic where you add the greatest value.
What’s the strategic?
The organization or business unit that you need to steer, the meetings only you can have, the deals you can close, the alliances you need to build, the P&L you’re responsible for, the public appearances you’re the face of, the vision that you must set, the initiatives your name is attached to, as examples.
One of the most likely causes of the quicksand effect?
A team that isn’t able to function, execute, and pivot without your constant oversight and direction.
A Self-Correcting Team℠, on the other hand, functions in your absence and also knows when to raise its hand and ask for your guidance.
If you don’t have one, build it.
Go here to download a copy of my free article on Building a Self-Correcting Team℠. And while you’re there, think about downloading a free copy of Elevating Leadership Capacity. The two go hand in hand.
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