Dr. Seuss introduced us to Sylvester McMonkey McBean in his book, The Sneetches:
"I've heard of your troubles. I've heard you're unhappy. But I can fix that. I'm the Fix-It-Up Chappie."
Too many leaders confuse their work with that of a repairman. We carry toolboxes in one hand and perhaps our Bible in the other.
I've heard too many leaders claim they spend much of their day putting out fires. This is code for, "I'm running around the office fixing stuff."
Too much fixing can lead to too little learning.
Leaders can miss many new opportunities by focusing on what needs fixing. It's like a builder of a new home who can't get the new house finished because he's spending so much time fixing the old house.
The Pareto principle seems to apply. Only the top 20 percent of what seems broken needs a leader's attention.
Leaders need to spend their time creating rather than repairing.
Perhaps this will create more time to read a Dr. Seuss book to a child.
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