The Solution

Inspect what you expect! Michael was swamped with work, so he didn’t take enough time to regularly check the proposal process to see how it was going. When a very competent and intense individual is on a fast track, there is a danger of not paying enough attention to coworkers. Sometimes it is necessary to slow down and check in with your team.

There is a fundamental difference between a fighter pilot and a bomber pilot. The fighter pilot is quick and nimble, and his life depends on his own resourcefulness. The bomber pilot flies a much larger aircraft and is usually part of a formation of other planes. When the leader wants to change direction, he must announce to his entire group, “Starboard five degrees on my count, 5…4…3…2…1…turn.” ...

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