It’s a process: decompose large problems into smaller ones; prioritize problems to determine the sequencing, and delegate effectively (to ensure more people are contributing to solving problems with you). If there are people who can’t or won’t work (likely enjoyed that your predecessor did ‘everything’) then document that as yet another issue to be addressed. Check with stakeholders that you are working the problems that matter at the right time and not dissipating energy on the wrong task and/or the wrong time. Encourage your staff but shift towards requiring their contributions (accountabilitity) with recognition for positive results. There has to be a strong political aspect to such a position, don’t overlook it.
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