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The work needs to get done, and it needs to be done well.
So why aren’t your people doing that? Maybe you think you know. But ask yourself first:
- What have I done to prepare them?
- What haven’t I done?
- Have I explained what needs to be done, and why? Have I explained how it needs to be done, and why?
I live in Washington, D.C., and go to about 15 Washington Nationals home games each year. I have an interest in the team’s performance and leadership, if only for all the hours and dollars I spend on the team.
As you may have heard, the team did not play well this year. Off the field, there were problems, and saying “the Nationals choked” had a more literal meaning than usual:
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