you feel like you have to contribute when there’s really not a lot you should be doing most of the time
On being a bad manager
Jason Fried

Wow. Yes. And the guilt that comes with wondering, am I just enjoying the lazy spoils of management? Is this how it is up here?

It takes a while before you start to see all the stuff you could be doing, and then prioritizing that list as well as breaking down each of those actions to their components, which in turn impacts prioritization. What’s easy? What will have a significant impact? Which things’ outcomes am I uncertain of? Can I increase my level of certainty? How? Do I have the relationships I need in order to get things done? Are they as good as they can be? I’ve been managing a team for almost 8 years and I feel like I’ve only just figured out the fundamentals.

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