The Coates Perspective for March 21, 2013
“Steering Organizations To New Horizons.”
Do What You Are Really Good At Doing & Delegate the Rest
As a leader in your organization I’m assuming that you are really good at doing what you do. You have taken your strengths and leveraged them in a way where you live in your professional sweet spot. It has been my experience that when a leader begins to slip, it is often due to neglecting what they have been gifted to do and move into other areas where their strengths are not as obvious.
There comes a time when a leader has to come to terms with his or her limitations and assign the more challenging duties to others. Seldom have I met the leader who knows it all, does it all, perfectly. For example, I love speaking. I do not love networking computers.
Get the idea? If you do what you love, you will love what you do. I have identified some strategic ways in which you can be an effective leader and still keep your life. Here is my third tip for those who wish to not become consumed by professional and personal burnout:
3. Don’t try and keep up with the Jones’s. Live within your strength zone and invest your time and energy in what you are really good at doing. Discover your niche and stick with it.
You’ve read my perspective. Now, I’d love to hear yours.