We all have one.
It’s our internal guide for when we start a new team, a new project, a new job, a new something.
It’s the four to fourteen steps on what we do when starting up.
If you’re a leader it might look like this;
- Meet Team
- Figure out what I do.
- Meet Manager.
- Figure out what I need to do.
- Where is code?
- Schedule One-On-Ones
And the list goes on and on, however long it is for you and the pieces and how many they number are all up to you.
We all have manuals, some are more intrinsic than others that we may not even know we are doing when we execute on them.
If you find yourself (and/or your team) going into the same thing over and over again, chances are you are building that manual on auto-pilot.
Take a second, write it down, see where the gaps are and what you need to fill in so you keep getting better and better at your time to execute and overall not letting things fall through the cracks.
The bonus of knowing your manual is when you have to hand it off to someone else, you look like a leader, because you are one.