On becoming a manager I encountered a problem which my frustrated teachers would have relished. I found not everyone was as driven as me. In fact, in the early days, team members would pitch up late at meetings and even (perish the thought) miss deadlines to complete tasks which put whole projects into jeopardy.
I tried everything I could and although some of my team rose to the occasion, I found I was spending much of my time chasing up work, making sure people were getting things done on time. Even worse, I found deadlines being missed without a raise of an eyebrow by some of the team and even with a casual acceptance. I was mystified. Click here to read on.