Minimize Your Daily Distractions With This Vital Reminder

If you spend your days doing what others on your team could be doing, the truth is, the company doesn't really need you. (Pixabay)

I once worked with a CEO that was obsessed with the most mundane details at his company. He led a team of more than 4,000, and yet he actually supervised the writing of the payroll checks. He studied the company's social media posts—not for their effectiveness—but he personally wanted to deal with any critics of the company. He wanted to be in low-level meetings that in my opinion were a total waste of his time.

In his mind, he was focusing on important details. But in reality, because he was poor at delegating, he spent his days dealing with minutiae rather than pursuing a bigger vision.

Your job as a leader is to see the big picture, visualize the goal and create a plan for getting there. If you spend your days doing what others on your team could be doing, the truth is, the company doesn't really need you.

Step up. Raise your sights. Delegate the day-to-day so you can focus on the horizon. Today, organizations are looking for leaders with vision, not babysitters.

An internationally known writer and speaker, Phil Cooke has actually produced media programming in nearly 50 countries around the world. In the process, has been shot at, survived two military coups, fallen out of a helicopter, and in Africa, been threatened with prison. And during that time—through his company Cooke Pictures in Burbank, California—he's helped some of the largest nonprofit organizations and leaders in the world use the media to tell their story in a changing, disrupted culture.

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