I was fortunate to manage a team of ten employees early in my career. I was young and power-hungry, so I involved myself in every decision to ensure my team would succeed. Over time, my choices became less and less visionary, and I grew more tired as each day passed. I spoke with a mentor at the time who encouraged me to try a new tactic.
I was to buy a pack of the barrel of toy monkeys and place them on my desk. Those who might be too young to remember these toys were neon, plastic monkeys connected