Getting big things done would be easy if not for having to manage people, right? But you can’t pull off big things without great people. Teams move big missions forward, not individuals.
This means your people are more important than your calendar. Your people are more important than your action items. Your people are more important than your bottomline.
Why aren’t you investing more time in them? Because it takes time and effort? Invest now and reap the benefit later. If you’re so busy you can’t personally acknowledge the people you’re working with, you’re too busy doing too much that doesn’t matter. Value and respect your team enough to plan and schedule time with them*.
*Managing by walking around doesn’t count. You’re just interrupting people trying to get stuff done.