Ever found yourself at a crossroads between delegation and assistance. Leaders often find themselves in a familiar dilemma.
You are trying to manage a team that is proficient, and you delegate tasks, but at the same time, your anxiety makes you check over their shoulders just to be sure everything is on track.
However, your team may perceive that you are micromanaging them. Even worse, you may unknowingly be caught in the trap of micromanagement.
Trust me, I’ve been there.
I empathize with these feelings because I’ve walked that path myself. In my first job, I was thrust into a leadership role at a young and diverse age.
With my youthful enthusiasm and naiveté, I thought that the fastest way to accomplish things was to do everything myself. As it turns out, this was a logical mistake. Instead of promoting efficiency, I merely overcommitted, and it was not surprising that the quality suffered.
As I built my LifeHack team, I navigated through a labyrinthine maze of management techniques. It was a journey marked by both victories and setbacks. Determined not to micromanage I…