According to the recent "My Boss Skips Me" podcast, I am a lousy manager. I all-too-often skip my directs and go directly to team members for tasking and answers.
I'm looking for tips on how to change this behavior.
I reflected on my reasons for doing this. A couple come to mind.
-I'm impatient and want things done immediately, so I go directly to the person who I know can get this done to avoid the delays.
-I'm not satisfied with the level of detail / understanding that my direct demonstrates when I ask a question. Sometimes I get the feeling that this same direct report does not have a clear understanding of the work that they are supervising.