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

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4

TO ENHANCE YOUR LEADERSHIP: ENGAGE IN SITUATIONAL DOING

Good leadership is situational in the sense that the best leadership strategy to use typically depends on the situation the leader is facing. We’ve coined the term situational doing to underscore the fact that to be effective as a player-manager, you need to be very selective with regard to when and how you do work that you might have delegated.

This chapter discusses how the thought processes you developed in chapters 2 and 3 can help you decide when to delegate and when to do the work yourself. Thinking TPL and conducting VITALS checkups can help you engage in situational doing in ways that advance your leadership agenda, maintain your professional competence, and improve your overall ...

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