Sometimes, managers become so occupied with the day to day decisions
and putting out fires, they lose sight of the long term decisions,
opportunities, and challenges that face the corporation.
You have no power if your company is no longer around!
"I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the
exercise of power over others."
If you have a strong team working with you, then your
chances of being able to continue on your career are greater.
Some people are threatened by assuming that if the team is
strong there will be no place for them? However, just the opposite is
true. Employers are looking for leaders that can build strong teams.
There is no better example of your worth to a company than the success
of your team.
your team, you are preparing them for their next career step.
If no one can fill your shoes, how can you ever expect to move on.
"When the blind man carries the lame man,
both go forward."
Employers today are looking to their leaders to think more strategically.
No longer is it acceptable to focus on the day to day issues.
The team is accountable
for the day to day decisions. No longer can successful organizations
have layers and layers of Managers. We see flattening of structures in
all progressive corporations today.
"The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it."
With all the changes
affecting today's workplace, the one thing that no one seems to
have enough of is "time".
By coaching your team, their skills will become stronger. The day to day
decisions can be made by them rather than you using your time to
make all the decisions.
Sharing information will allow you to delegate assignments
that only you had control of in the past. This information will
allow the team to make decisions
and will also educate them
to help identify areas where they can implement change that
will improve the performance of the team.
By involving all levels in the companies' directions and goals,
and by sharing the information, you are allowing people to have a
better understanding of the whole process rather than keeping people
narrowly focused on their job. You will find by having people understand
the bigger picture, they will have individual suggestions to improve
areas that they didn't understand they could impact. People need to
understand how their role fits with the entire organization.
People need to understand the importance of their role. If they have no
sense of ownership and don't understand the impact they have,
they will not undertake to find ways they could improve the business.
And what about time for you and your personal life?
Balance in your life between work
and your personal life is very important. Without balance,
you eventually burnout negatively affecting your performance at work.
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