How do you feel about this statement?
“The only way I can ensure things get done the right way is if I attend the meeting.”
Have you ever used this line? Have you already used this line today? There is much more going on when you say and do this than what you might think.
The more important issue here though is trust. Ask yourself what message you send when your team members are constantly being interrupted in their work? Do you honestly think they feel good about your ( and my) interference? I’m guessing they would prefer to give it their best shot (which usually IS the best course of action) and then touch base with us afterwards.
How About You
What message are you going to send this week? Is it going to be another day of you complaining that you’re so busy, not because you’re doing your own work, but because you’re involved in everyone’s work? How does any professional development or succession planning stand a chance?
Or, is this the week that your team has an opportunity to spread their wings and show what they can do? Who knows, you actually might find a little extra time in your own schedule.
I’d love to hear from you.