As companies become larger, the assumption is that great leaders just can’t be accessible anymore. There’s too much to do in the day, not enough people, everyone is overworked and time just isn’t available. And yes, that includes CEOs and other heads of companies. Have you ever met great leaders that aren’t accessible? There are a lot of them out there. Maybe you happen to be one of them. The main flaw that appears when leaders are not accessible is that they just cannot be as affective when people are not able to reach them. Coaching your team is a huge priority and responsibility, whether you do it yourself or you train others to take care of it, you have to still be accessible either way.
So leaders, here are four ways to defend your time and your sanity: