For me it is following up. I enjoy initiating ideas, forming plans, and even executing key tasks. What I need to focus more on is following up.
To assume that people will stay on task or remember exactly what I've requested (or offered) is risky for a leader. People may be doing the best that they can, but often that means that they aren't doing everything we'd expected.
That's no reason to get angry. That's no reason to feel disappointed. But it is a reason to follow-up.
I resolve to check in more frequently on a plan, to pay closer attention to details, to assume nothing.
My plan for getting thru those problems that are the most persistent?
Set the right goals, design a strong plan, and then follow-thru, follow-thru, follow-thru.
How about you?
-- Doug Smith