I Don't Have Time!

The No. 1 excuse I hear from managers about why they don’t do the things they know they need to do to be more effective leaders is "I don’t have time." A team leader at a university I worked with is a typical example, saying, "I’m too busy to apply what we are learning with my team!" But leaders who are too busy to build trust and expect employees to be responsible for their performance are, in effect, saying that they have the time to destroy trust instead.

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