We all probably ”doing” and not seeing the bigger picture, not seeing what is happening with those around us. Missing out on warning signs.
This great article is certainly worth a read, even if you are part of only a small team; take the time and read it, I’m sure you will pick up some ideas, see where you could change in the way you work.
Leaders, Are We Too Busy With The ‘Doing’?
Where is your focus when you arrive at work? Are you thinking as a leader or manager?
One of the main factors that distinguishes a leader from a manager, is that that leaders lead by inspiration, whereas managers will co-ordinate people and tasks.
From time to time, however, as leaders we can find ourselves taking on a little more of the workload. Often we’ve been chosen to lead the team because we believe in the project or task we’re working on. We have a connection to it, or a passion about it, and we want to see it done well. That makes it all too easy to slip into a ‘doing’ role.
And when we’re ‘doing’, we’re not leading; we’re not inspiring the team to achieve bigger and better things. It becomes an issue when we become so focused on the tasks at hand, on all of the doing that needs to be done, that we become less aware of what’s happening within the team.
Read the full article here