Leaders—are you spinning too many plates? Overfunctioning?

by | Sep 28, 2023

It’s time for a check-in…

This is something MANY of us are guilty of: OVERFUNCTIONING. It’s when we take on more than we should, juggling tasks, and spreading ourselves thin. But here’s the thing…

Good leaders don’t focus on doing it ALL; they focus on doing what’s BEST.

What are some of the signs of overfunctioning?

***Micromanaging…Are you in every detail, leaving no room for your team to shine?

***Burnout…Feeling like you’re constantly running on fumes? Like there is never enough time in the day?

***Decision Overload…If every decision lands on your plate, it’s time to redistribute the load.

Here’s how to navigate your tendency to overfunction:

(1) Get Really Clear: Reflect on what’s really important.

(2) Prioritize: Focus on tasks that truly need your attention, and let go of the ones others can handle.

(3) Communicate: Set clear expectations when delegating and maintain open lines of communication. Then, collaborate with the right people on the “how.”

(4) Support and Trust: Provide the tools and support your team needs, and trust them to excel.

Remember, leadership isn’t a solo act; it’s a team effort. It requires collaboration.

So, leaders, press pause on the “have to do everything myself” mentality and look for ways to leverage your time so that you can move your team and organization forward.

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