Do you know what a newel post is?
A newel post is what your staircase handrails attach to. I know because I’ve been sanding and staining them.
Longtime readers may remember that we had our floors redone in November, 2020. We have been without a handrail or banister since then, but the end is finally in sight.
My friend Mike has made the newel posts for us, and he is a great craftsman. Through a series of events, a situation arose in which I needed to replicate some of his work on one of the posts by adding some facing and trim to the main post.
I knew how to do the work, but it is not something that I have had much practice with. My results were noticeably poorer than what Mike had done, and it had taken me four times as long.
It is obvious that people who are skilled at something can do it better and faster than those who aren’t.
I bet that there is at least one thing that you are doing in your leadership that someone else could do better and faster. Take a few minutes this morning to reflect critically on what you do and look for an opportunity to find someone else who can do something better than you, so you can focus on what you are good at.
Alternatively, dig in and get better at the task.
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