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Motivation (The Brian Tracy Success Library) by Brian Tracy

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Teaching Is Your Job

When I started off as a manager, I hired people for various positions. They would often come to me and ask for instructions on how to perform a task that I considered to be quite simple or that I thought they should already know how to do. These constant interruptions by my staff were a constant irritation.

Then, one day, I had a revelation: Teaching is not a side issue or a distraction from my work. Instead, it is a key part of my work. The reason I was a manager was because I had already mastered these tasks, so I could then focus and concentrate on tasks of greater complexity and importance. The reason that the members of my staff were working under me was because they did not know how to do these things yet. But they ...

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