Leading When You’ve Lost Control
I like to believe I have control. It makes me feel secure.
It’s a deceptively safe-feeling.
Feeling being the critical word.
I fight for feelings of control all the time. But you know as well as I do that feelings deceive us.
Feeling in control is a dangerous place for a leader to be.
When I feel in control…
I open myself up to pride
I begin to rely on my own ability
I distance myself from God
I believe my own press
I take others for granted
I fuel my independent spirit
So while I hate the feeling of losing control, leading when I’ve lost control keeps me perfectly positioned to rely on God and others. Our confidence as leaders comes not from having control but our confidence comes from trusting in God and the team around us.
What would it look like for you to lead without so much control?