Don't get me wrong, both skills are needed, but without leadership, the organization just bumps along. It does what it did yesterday, hopefully better, yet never achieving greatness, and sometimes, not even goodness.
In other words: don't give them fish, teach them to fish.
- Turned your personal focus from the “tyranny of the inconsequential many,“ to a plan to achieve the “critical few.”
- Demonstrated to your direct reports how to cascade important decision-making skills.
- Grew your subordinates' capabilities to make good decisions.
- Made your organization more nimble by making good decisions closer to the level where they are needed.
- Developed new capacity in your own day; and, no doubt, grew closer to the image you’ve always had of a great leader.
- Made time in your day to Go and See for yourself what’s really going on in your organization.
- Set the expectation that, in the future, your staff and their direct reports are going to move from a model of reactive management to proactive leadership.