I just received my fourth ring this weekend for being the worldwide top income earner in my company. I’m honored, but not stupid enough to think it’s an individual award. In fact, no award may be more team oriented than this one.
As I was planning my acceptance speech, I was trying to single out many of the top leaders on my team that made it all possible. And here’s the really fascinating thing…
It was amazing how many of the people were ones that had had their sponsor quit. And in many cases, they didn’t really step into their greatness until this happened.
Sometimes as leaders, we suck all of the oxygen out of the room. Like helicopter parents, sometimes we need to back off a little. Sometimes you have to let up some control and let people fail, in order for them to become great.
So how you doing on that?