Jack is responsible for the operations of a $600MM division providing specialty process equipment installation services. They work with all of the big-name Engineering & Construction firms on difficult and technology-driven capital projects.
The typical manager is caught up in a cycle of everyday work. Meetings, emails, customer interactions, finishing projects and starting new ones. Days go into weeks, weeks into months, and the endless cycle continues.
The problem – too much to do and too little time. Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you have too much to do and too little time? Are you constantly fighting fires? Maybe it’s not perfect for you, but you’re keeping your head above water.
Many times, leaders have told me that they have a team of well-educated professionals with all of the right credentials, training, knowledge, and experience. They go on to say that while any single individual would totally impress you, the team underwhelms. Why is that?
The media has warped our sense of perception about today's work environment. Everyone wants to work for the perfect company. The perfect boss. The perfect plan for the perfect future. Since when do we think that perfection is attainable?