We’re pretty good at starting things. We get involved, our hands immersed in the gloop of the thing, finding the solid pieces and bringing them together into a recognisable-ish whole. We add energy, we bring people with us, we get them involved and … if we’re honest … abandon them for the next thing that comes through the gate. In other words, most of us aren’t finishers. We’re starters, motivators, big picture-ers. We’re not into the detail – or we are, but only for so long. Then, by necessity or character, we’re off and running at the next thing, and the next.
Which means adding one more skill to the quiver: handing things over.
Accepting that we’re not the greatest completer-finishers, as soon as we’ve brought in other people we need to find the the earliest possible time to get out of their way.
Skippy strategy: Add direction, just don’t be the bottleneck.
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