Last week Victor Lipman wrote a wonderful post on the many different hats managers need to wear in order to be successful. It’s a huge challenge for a leader to juggle all those roles, and some days it can feel truly overwhelming. What do you do when you feel like you can’t be all the things you should be?
Just do your best.
Most days that’s actually more than enough. If you don’t waste your time and energy worrying about whether you’re good enough or smart enough or know enough, you’ll find you have the will and the skill to tackle whatever’s on your plate today. If you spend less time thinking that someone else is better at this than you are, you can spend more time figuring out how to get over or around whatever obstacle is in front of you.
The longer I spend in management, the more I see that it’s not about knowing everything, it’s about believing you can find a way to solve any problem if you just do your best.