If leveraging other people is the work that allows a leader to scale and deliver critical results, success can’t be random – it requires a disciplined approach and a regular cadence of communication.
“I don’t have time to coach my staff – we are all too busy. They need answers and direction.” If you are a leader or manager, you may have been in that same situation or even have said those same words.
We have all fallen victim to the power of “shoulds.” We say it all the time. “I should eat better.” “I should work out more.” “I should be saving more money.”
Continuing to develop ourselves as leaders, parents, colleagues, etc. requires finding a sustainable way to take action, even when our To-Do list seems to self-replicate each time we look away.
Ahh, December, the final month of the year that calls us to hurry up and finish strong, while at the same time, it beckons us to slow down and savor the season.
Most leaders and managers would say that having tough conversations is part of their job. And most would also say they avoid having these conversations.