Well, it happened again, I fell into a well know pitfall working with an LSE chef the past weeks again. And an all too familiar pattern emerged again: I am physically drained, because in my attempts to make things work and perform increasingly better, I again made the impression I could handle more.
But what happened in the meantime, is that I made suggestions to the chef on how to work more efficient in the long run. Things he agreed to, but never followed up. What I learned this time, is that LSEs are perfect operational managers, meaning they can handle day-to-day affairs, but extending the planning of work to a whole week is rather problematic, with the result that I am constantly being overtaken by events, causing unnecessary extra work.
I simply can't work long term with LSEs, they make life more complicated then needs to be, but compensate for this by speeding up a bit. I'd rather work with SLI chefs, who are more inclined to do what must be done (and not a thing more), and protect me against my own pitfalls.