“Too many chiefs and not enough indians ”
The willingness to pitch in and do the work along with the team.
There is no miracle formula to sustained success.
It’s about getting the work done.
It’s incredible important that we raise our hands to volunteer and roll up our sleeves, and not just point our fingers and give orders.
It creates a sense of camaraderie, provides an understanding of what are co-workers are dealing with, and shows a spirit of “doing what it takes” in order to make the business work.
The desire to “be the boss” somehow leads people to think that they are exempt from work, or entitled to give orders instead pitching in.
Being the leader involves identifying and eliminating the bottlenecks that affect your people in their work.
Supervision and coordination of work activities is part of that managerial responsibility.
Assuring that everyone gets their job done efficiently is what will make you a successful manager.
Best way to understand what that takes is to jump into the fray once in a while, listen, learn, work and think how to make it better or more efficient.
Do more and supervise less.
Start using your whole hand at work, and not just your index finger.