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Becoming a Can-Do Leader: A Guide for the Busy Manager by Frank Satterthwaite, Jamie Millard

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TO MAKE THE CAN-DO MIND SHIFT: BE A MYTH BUSTER

Join us and be a myth buster. A myth buster, that is, with regard to conventional management thinking that holds player-managers back. Consider this for a moment: How many times have people who have become managers heard some version of the following?

•  Every time you do work you could have delegated, you’re nothing more than the highest paid member of your team.

•  If you are not delegating, you are not managing.

•  Don’t fall into the trap of continuing to do the particular things you really loved doing before you became a manager.

•  If you can’t let go, you are being controlling and not developing your people.

•  If you keep getting caught up in the details of doing work you could have delegated, ...

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