Contrary to popular belief, being an effective leader is not something we are born with. Leadership combines good organisational skills with the skills necessary to get people to do willingly and well the work that needs to be done. These techniques can and need to be learnt. Every organisation can improve its effectiveness, without major innovations or capital investments.
Ask yourself, how much time your managers and professionals spend on reviewing, correcting, redirecting and re-doing the work that was done by their employees. How often is their attitude that “If you want a job well done, you’ve got to do it yourself” or “This is too important to entrust to a subordinate” or “I don’t have anyone qualified to do this type of work”?
Would you say that your managers and other working professionals are proactive, or reactive to daily situations? Are the problems that they deal with today recurring problems, with no permanent solution in place?
These and similar situations are costing organisations many hours of unproductive time and vast amounts of money. Reducing the amount of lost time and productivity will significantly increase the profitability of your organisation.