There comes a time for many of the best leaders in the business community to know when doing less will lead to achieving greater results for their enterprises.
Being the micromanager of all tasks may cause a boss to come up short in their most vital duty of all, being an effective leader. A recent post in the Harvard Business Review Blog Network, Doing Less, Leading More by Ed Batista stresses that value-driver concept with several on-the-job examples that reinforce how leaders need to focus more on being leaders and less on hands-on tasks.
….Continuing to rely on our abilities as individual contributors greatly limits what we actually contribute and puts us at a disadvantage to peers who are better able to mobilize and motivate others. In other words we need to do less and lead more.