Myth # 6 Busy Work

Myth # 6 Busy Work

“If I Don’t See My Team Working All The Time, I Question If They Are Delivering Value” (Chapter 6) Many leaders and senior executives feel the need to micromanage their teams. This form of management involves closely observing and controlling the work that individual...
Myth # 7 The Single Point of Contact

Myth # 7 The Single Point of Contact

“I Need To Have A Single Point Of Contact Who Has The Ability To Resolve Any Issue Within Their Span Of Control” (Chapter 7) As leaders, we sometimes feel obligated to know everything. Therefore, we aim to be that single point of contact when managing complex change...
Myth # 8 Communicating the Vision

Myth # 8 Communicating the Vision

“I’m Able To Convey My Vision And Plan Clearly, But Often My Team Just Doesn’t Get It” (Chapter 8) I often find that executives and team leaders use a common saying when working on projects they understand but have difficulty explaining, this being “isn’t it obvious.”...
Myth #9 My Team is Fine

Myth #9 My Team is Fine

“My Team’s Performance Is Fine; It’s The Other Teams Who Need Performance Help” Not recognising that a team needs to change its behaviour is a belief that any leader can develop at any level of performance. This mindset typically appears because the leader and their...
Myth #10 We Don’t Need Help

Myth #10 We Don’t Need Help

Rather than embracing a range of perspectives from sources outside of the business, a leader who plays the devil’s advocate takes the pessimistic approach, highlighting the faults and opposing new ideas. Playing devil’s advocate for a leader is a far easier option...