Been a while since I posted, so I wanted to check in with you guys. Just came back from Denmark where I was conducting a leadership session. A question came up that you may find very relevant…
It was about duplication. And the answer may surprise you.
Because in the counseling I was doing, my advice was to back off. Let people step up and do more, even if they can’t do it perfect like you.
A lot of leaders suck all the oxygen out of the room. They have to do all the trainings, all the webcasts, all the presentations, because they do them better than anyone else.
Welcome to Grinderville…
If you ever want to move out of Grinderville – leave some oxygen for others. Just as “helicopter parents” suppress the growth and self-sufficiency of their kids, you can do that with your team, if you never allow them to fail.
Try loosening up and letting your people do more. Be willing to let them make mistakes. Because that’s how they get good!