The Leadership of Letting Go
In less than 12 hours I fly out of the country on a ten day trip. And rather than being excited about getting away with my husband for a much needed vacation, I’m freakishly trying to make sure I’ve crossed all my t’s and dotted all my i’s. I’m sure the staff are about fed up with all the last minute emails they are getting from me.
This is one of the greatest challenges to my leadership… letting go.
Maybe it’s just control, but I think it runs even deeper than that for me. “Responsibility” is one of my top strengths according to Strengths Finder and let me affirm that the feeling of responsibility for EVERYTHING quickly becomes a burden to my leadership.
My obsession with feeling responsible leads me to:
- freak out over details
- concern that I’ve not communicated
- fear of not providing clarity
- anxiety that something will come up that I didn’t plan for.
CRAZY! Yes, and I’m pretty sure I make everyone crazy around me.
So here’s what I’ll be practicing this week: the leadership of letting go…
What do you need to let go of this week?