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Strategic Leadership: How To Avoid The Most Common Error Leaders Make

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Wait, isn't ALL leadership strategic?

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2) Figure Out When, And How, To Get Out Of The Way

Don’t ask, “What can I do?” Ask, “Am I needed at all right now?”

Via Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths And Total Nonsense: Profiting From Evidence-Based Management:

The first step that effective leaders need to take is not to ask “What can I do?” Rather they should ask, “Am I needed at all? Will my actions, or even my presence, do more harm than good?” The best leaders know when and how to get out of the way.

This is summed up by a favorite quote of mine from Steven J. Ross: “Get the best people for the job and LET THEM DO IT.”

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