Are you with your team every minute of the workday? Most likely not, and that’s a good thing. Without space and latitude, we can’t effectively decentralize our operations. That decentralization is vital to getting more things done. I argue that if you can’t decentralize, then you have too many people in your organization. Basically it means that multiple people are doing the same job.
The question of how your team acts and operates when you’re not around is one of the ultimate signs of a leader. To put it more simply, you’re not a leader if your team operates differently when you’re not around.