How do use your muscle, or power, as a leader? To drive immediate action or influence others to act?
The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Yet the squeak in the wheel might not be where the real opportunities lie.
Busy leaders often produce mediocre results because they are simply too busy to recognize opportunities in front of them. Often leaders solve problems but fail to dig deeper and wider and create improvements. Busy leaders are distracted and this disrupts connections with others. Several leaders have commented to me, “I’d like to meet more with my people but I have too much to do”.