If you were the general manager of a baseball team, would you hire the hot dog vendors?
A baseball GM identifies and acquires the players that the coaching staff develops. Their job description does not include hiring 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 spend too much time doing tasks outside of their role and responsibility, which other people should be doing.
How to stop hiring hot-dog vendors
If you answer the questions below very clearly each day, you will be sure that you stay focused on exactly 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 how to stay focused on what’s most important every day. Stop taking on tasks that aren’t in your wheelhouse. Stop hiring the hot-dog vendors.
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