One of your direct reports has a plan for their upcoming project. You know it will not work out. You’ve been there, done it. Instead of being overly protective and pushing your direct report in the right direction, allow them to execute their plan and take ownership of their work. It takes more time, but it will pay off. They will develop a stronger sense of accountability and independence. When they eventually realize that their approach is not yielding the desired results, they are likely to come to you for advice. By offering your support now, you’ll reinforce your role as a trusted leader !
You’re under pressure because you definitely started this important project too late. How