Diane said “If I only had time……. I’d spend so much more time with my team. I’d take a long hard look at how we are working together and engage them all in improving our team work. I’d work on my leadership style; perhaps get some feedback on how I could lead more effectively. I wish I had more time….”
Diane is a Director in an engineering company with a team of eight managers. She says things like this quite often and she is not alone. It’s easy to see why our leaders get overwhelmed by the size and complexity of the demands on their time. Most already work fifty-plus hours a week and quality time with their people is rare.
But does it really have to take more time?