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What's the Win?
Give people the "Big Picture" goal
“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” ~ George S. Patton
No one likes to be micromanaged. Micromanaging makes people feel like their supervisors think they are incompetent. They feel disrespected, and morale takes a hit.
Allow your people to impress you.
Give people the scaffolding to do what they need to do—don’t tell them where to put each brick.
Schedule regular check-ins, so that they can ask questions and you can make sure they are not going off the rails. Don’t just swing by their desk when you start to feel like you don’t know the situation.
Make sure that they have the time they need to do great work—lower-priority tasks need to be pushed back or delegated when the high-priority task has a deadline. Many people need the boss to let them know that’s what is expected, so actually say it; don’t assume they already know it. Don’t let your top performers burn out with overwork.
Empower your people to make decisions on a project within a range—they don’t need to run every decision by you. You will grow their experience, competence, and confidence with every success.