The Reactive Manager
You get things done. Somehow you keep all the balls in the air.
There are customers to be found and to served. There are bills and wages to be paid. There are calls and emails to be answered.
Who has time to sit around making plans for 8 or 9 months around. Things will likely completely change by then, so it would be a waste of energy, right?
You're respected because you take action. You're responsive to customer requests, to emails, calls and to crises. Your people know that you'll be there for them.
But all this comes at a cost.
Because you're so focused on today, you might miss what's coming your way.
It is possible to maintain your excellence in execution while looking to the future. You can look after the present problems while looking to the future.