If you ask most managers - they will tell you that being an effective manager today is significantly harder than even a few years ago. Reasons range from the economy, attempting to do more with less, and the rise in technology - which has many distractions.
- Do it
- Delegate it
- Delay it
- Dump it
Does it need to be done? Does it need to be done now? Why wait? Do it.
Should I personally be tying myself up in this task or is there someone else who can do this? I've stopped trying to control everything - and delegating completes the task and leaves me out of it. WIN!
I mentioned it above - the worst thing an effective manager can do is to try to control everything - so I stopped trying to. This lead to me dumping lots of tasks I would normally involve myself in.
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