How does a leader avoid becoming a micro-manager? How can a leader keep himself or herself from being caught up in the various details of running a business. Here are seven characteristics that Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan say are essential behaviors that form the first building block in getting things done. (Execution, The Discipline of Getting Things Done)
- Know your people and your business.
- Insist on realism.
- Set clear goals and priorities.
- Follow through.
- Reward the doers.
- Expand people's capabilities.
- Know yourself.
How can you develop these qualities? There are many seminars and books that can help in developing these seven characteristics however, the best learning takes place by paying attention to experience.