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Tempted to Say “I’ll do it”? Don’t Do it!

Mary Jo Asmus recently wrote a great piece called A leader fills the spaces, in which she asserts that strong leaders take action whenever they see:Horse and rider

  • A leadership void — no one stepping up to take responsibility
  • Damaged or broken relationships
  • Lapses in ethics or integrity
  • Team members who are suffering

It’s great advice — and a great reminder that I, as a leader, don’t have the option of sitting back when something is missing within my team.

For me, however, a big temptation is simply to say “Step aside — I’ll do it.” A task has to be done quickly, and with my years of experience it’s easier just to do the task than to try and explain to others how to do it.

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