Letting go

18 07 2007

We understand that the best work is seldom done by ourselves. How come most leaders we work with still find it hard to let go of the reigns of business? Sometimes its having the confidence to allow others to do what they are good at, and not need to supervise them to death. At other times its just being humble enough to recognise that if we hire talented people then we need them to use their talents, its after all what we hired them for.

 We have coached people who despite their success as business managers, find leading, letting others follow and do things, difficult. Particular entrepreneurs find giving away their baby hard to do, but fail to realise that being tied to one project is probably not the best use of their flair and fire. Failure to see this leads to frustrated talents and frustrated managers.

Don’t try to become irreplaceable, its not worth it. Become risible, irrepressible, irritatingly happy but not irreplaceable.

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