“If you want a thing done well..”
Perhaps you have your own version of that saying. Your own rationale of why you should not take a break or book time off:
- Only I know how to do it
- Only I can get it done right
- It doesn’t get done if I don’t do it
Which is understandable, because you are expected to maintain a certain standard for the work executed under your leadership.
But you risk disempowering your team by being indispensable.
Because your focus then is on your own need for certainty and significance.
Rather than their needs, which might be opportunities for growth. Or the safety to figure something out and make mistakes in the process.
And not to forget, you are bypassing your own needs for rest or recovery.
No one really wins here, right?