BLUF: I have a peer who is an UberC. My boss says he has to get better at not focusing on the details *or else*, and asked me (!) for help.
Longer version: My peer (other #2) is a wonderful guy. He also obsesses about details, and seems unable to be in a meeting without telling you Every. Single. Detail. of all the projects he's working on.
Most of my directs actively avoid him, because one question can take an hour. Alas, this has also worn on my boss, and she has hinted she will give him an unfavorable review this year.
I'm not sure how to coach someone to let go of their style (and, clearly, years of behavioral patterns.)
I also don't remember how *I* learned to delegate, and not obsess about the little details. (Other than a period of time in the past when I suddenly thought "**** it", and became much more productive :D )
Are there any High C's that can provide some helpful advice?
I thought about giving him info on DiSC, since it's a system for communication, and might appeal to his style.
I think he'd be most receptive to that, though, after his review, not before. Otherwise, I am stuck saying to the person I rely on most for tech support and physical support "I love you man, but you're making us all crazy."
(that's probably what I'll have to do anyway, but, you know--high S--don't wanna go there.)