Key Principle of a Leader #27: Overtime requests may reflect ineptitude

Working overtime isn’t an indicator of enthusiasm. Instead, it means that we were unable to plan our activities or that we want to squeeze out the last drop. 🙁 In both cases, there are good solutions for avoiding overtime. But don’t get hung up, because at the end of their day the goal isn’t to perform a precise number of hours of work but to work so that it would increase the return and that what we do is to our liking.

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Peeter Tohver

Every thought in Peeter’s head is backed up by practical experience. He has managed teams and companies all over Estonia as well as in Russia and elsewhere in Eastern Europe, both on long-term contracts and drafted in to resolve specific issues. His name has been attached to Tallinna Kaubamaja, Falck, G4S, the Transport Department of the City of Moscow, Talleks and more. In his work he is every inch the rock-steady manager and inspiring leader.