You don't have all the Answers - deal with it

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A friend recently passed along a blog post from Harvard Business Review ( +Harvard Business Review @harvardbiz) along with a note where he said:

"I seem to recall back when I took the ABC role that you said something along the lines of "you don't need to have all of the answers - you just need to know where to go to find them" - this article helps crystallize that advice a bit more for me"

No matter your role, your job is not to know everything. Your job is to help others in a way that provides business value. And to deliver that software, you need to take one step at a time with the goal that you complete each task in the most efficient way possible. Sometimes we make it hard on ourselves, because we hold ourselves accountable to know all of the answers. More often than not, we are most effective when we know what we are good at and what we know and are honest with ourselves when we admit to what we are not good at and what we don't know. 

When you are able to recognize both, the next step is to incorporate others into providing that business value.  So sometimes it takes more than one person to accomplish your goal.

Check out this article leading people when they know more than you do

(btw, you are all leaders in your own right, leading is not about just managing people)