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Frode H

Getting rid of things is a big part of the job. Getting out of meaningless meetings, as a call center manager getting rid of traffic is a key to success. But not only getting rid of, also building, creating, changing and continuing.

As a leader you should inspire other to take part as well in your routine spring cleaning. Getting rid of task by delegating to create motivated employees is another way of getting work done. Get employees to evaluate routines in certain areas. Involve them in projects and they will shine.


Steve Roesler

Frode:

I think that "building, creating, changing, continuing" are much different than "adding". Well spoken.

Mile High Pixie

Well said, Steve. Being a great manager (as opposed to just a good or decent one) means judging what's useful and important as opposed to just what's easy or urgent. In my office, part of the spring cleaning (as Frode so well puts it) is realizing what of our leadership and management tools and habits no longer work. Some of the higher-ups in our office seemingly refuse to acknowledge that their old way of writing proposals and doing business no longer works and it's time to change things up to meet the market and our clients where they are. Sadly, these higher-ups are sticking to what's comfortable, not what's actually necessary.

Recent blog post: Doing what matters Part 2: the bell curve of time and effectiveness/efficiency

Recent blog post: Doing what matters Part 2: the bell curve of time and effectiveness/efficiency

Steve Roesler

Nice post, MHP.

Readers: Head over to the Pixie's post.

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