How to Avoid Doing Other People’s Jobs and Keep Focused Your Top Priorities

If you were the general manager of a baseball team, would you hire the hot dog vendors that roam the stands?

If you were the general manager of a baseball team, would you hire the hot dog vendors that roam the stands?
A baseball GM identifies and acquires the players that the coaching staff develops. Their job description does not include hiring the hot-dog vendors.

Why is this important for construction executives?
I’ve talked with many who spend too much time hiring “hot-dog vendors”. They get involved in tasks that fall outside of their role and responsibility, which other people should be doing.

Here’s how to stop hiring hot-dog vendors
If you answer the questions below very clearly each day, then you will be sure that you stay focused on what you should be doing every day.

  • What is it that I can do that no one else in my organization can?
  • What is the highest and best use of my time today?

Now, you know what you need to do. Stop taking on tasks that aren’t in your wheelhouse. Stop hiring the hot-dog vendors.

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