Captain Obvious

"A day without sunshine is like, you know, night." - Steve Martin

Stating the obvious is painful if you’re on the receiving end. However, the deeper rooted issue in playing Captain Obvious is that there is a disconnect between what you expect people to know and what they actually do. In other words, a gap in knowledge sharing exists. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have had to put on the captain’s hat.

Application: Share what you know with others such that your people are on the same page as you. Doing so will free up your time because they won’t have to be told anything -- they’ll just do.