Image Posted by Michael Dooley Posted on September 17, 2013 Posted under Uncategorized Comments 2 Comments Letting Go Advertisements Share this:TwitterFacebookGoogleLike this:Like Loading... Related achievementcareer advancementcommunicationconfidencedecision makingdevelopdevelopmentdreamsevolutionget promotedinspirationleaderleadershipleadership inspiration projectleadership qualitiesleadership quotespowerquotequotessalessuccesssupportteam achievementteam buildingteamwork Post navigation ← Success Evolution How to Own Performance Illness → 2 thoughts on “Letting Go” Letting go is very difficult, especially when a leader really wants to help. Sometimes, though, once you let go you find the very answer that you’ve been looking for. How do you know the difference? When you’ve done all you can and it still doesn’t work. Diana D Williams 🙂 http://leadershiplessons.info Reply The way I read this: It’s that fear, that thought that something out of your control might happen because you allowed it to, that gives the “difficult”. This is particularly true to those managers (and others) who feel the need to be on top of everything and be in control all the time, frightened that something will go wrong otherwise. Opening up the scope of possibilities by allowing others the chance to shine and – dare I say it – save the day, shows real leadership. Good leaders don’t just lead. Good leaders listen. Followers respect good leaders. Someone in the team might have the answer in a difficult situation, or the group together might find something. A leader doesn’t have to have all the answers. The reward of the quote is in learning that being open to new ideas from those within the team is a strength, not a weakness; that by appreciating and using the talents of those in the team makes the whole team stronger, not just the leader. As the old saying goes, more heads are better than one – a leader doesn’t have to do it alone. It’s a win-win situation. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.