We all but up against our headroom sometimes. We all, deep in the weeds of the thing we know we need to do and we want to do well, find ourselves a the edge of our capacity or capability.
If it’s a capacity thing, all the old clearing-space tools apply, like delegating things, and re- and de-prioritising things. One way or another we find a little space in our schedule and put our shoulder through the door.
If it’s a capability thing, hmm, bring someone else to the part. Have a little humility, accept that you’re better doing the things you’re good at than struggling to do the things you don’t – and maybe never will – know how to do. Make the call, schedule some briefing time, light the blue touch paper and stand back for the fireworks to commence.
Skippy strategy: Bring in some help as soon as you know.
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