According to a recent study on Blue Ocean Leadership in Harvard Business Review, many leaders aren’t aware of where their time goes and it often isn’t to the acts and activities most likely to create value for their organizations. The study identified that leaders at all levels of management spend too much time and effort getting facts, reviewing and preparing reports, coordinating activities of their direct reports, and meeting on operational issues. Time invested in these activities comes at the expense of leadership activities that create substantial value for the organization such as communicating goals, shaping strategies, coaching, and recognizing strong performance. These higher-value leadership activities are essential for both company performance and engaging employees in the mission of the organization.
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