The most important reason to be an effective leader is to help the group achieves its goals. Not for the status, or the power, but the results.
So today, find ten minutes to review what those results are and identify the relatively few actions that will have the greatest affect on the group achieving those results with minimal time and resources.
Then focus your time on just one of those activities each day this week. Each day ask key people a few simple questions: “What is going well with Activity A?” “What’s getting in the way of getting it done?” and “How can we best focus on getting it done faster and better?”
Remember that your role is to lead, to set the direction, and ask key questions that keep the organization focused. It’s your organization’s role to answer the questions and implement solutions. That’s why it’s so important to develop your organization.