in the last podcast (Executive admin) you said that the 3 activities that should take THE time of a manager are: thinking, deciding, communicating.
I'd like, as a manager, to spend time on helping my team taking decision more then taking decision myself.
I don't like very much 'decision machine' managers. What they usually do is going (late :D ) into a meeting, wait 30 second, taking a decision, and then rush somewhere else. For them deciding is a sort of phisical need (it's probably tipical of hidg-D ?).
As I said, I'd prefer to be like the referee in soccer: if you don't 'see' hime, he did his job in the right way!
P.S. I DO love the 'communicate' side :)