You are there to solve problems
You have to produce.
No one is disputing that.
However, at a certain point, you have to decide what you are producing and for what purpose.
Ask yourself a few questions like:
- Are you making something for someone to see?
- Are you making something for yourself?
- Are you solving a problem?
If you find the answers aren’t tending towards solving a problem, you are dealing with fear.
With fear comes overproduction. At that point, it is full of “self-orientation” or ego. You are making yourself feel better because you can point someone to a mound of work, none of which is helping you move the conversation forward.
It’s standard CYA behavior. That’s not being a leader, that’s putting your head in the sand.
Sometimes the answer is less with impact.