A key aspect to great leadership is the ability to empower others and develop their leadership skills. As Ralph Nader says; “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” The first step in developing leaders is to delegate tasks and for that you need to be able to let go.
It’s not easy, particularly for those of us who have started a business from scratch. We know it inside out, every job, every client, every task; no one can do it as well as us. Or can they?
Of course they can!
Being able to let go and delegate leadership tasks to others will have a positive impact on many levels. Your team members will grow their skill sets and feel valued, they will also become more engaged and invested in the success of your business.
If you have built a strong inner circle it is easier to let go of tasks and trust they will do them well. And they will. As trust builds and your time is freed up to work on the strategic growth of your business the results will soon speak for themselves.
Letting go and building trust is a winning formula.
It’s not always easy, and there will be hiccups along the way, but that’s okay. It’s an important part of personal and business development. If you have communicated well with your team and they share the vision and purpose of the business they will step up to the challenge.
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