Many leaders struggle with letting go. Particularly tasks. Things they know how to do REALLY well. Things they think will burden others. Things they can just do “better faster quicker“ themselves.
As leaders, our responsibilities are to coach, develop, and delegate. When we don’t we send messages to those we lead. That we don’t trust. That we are unsure. That we like doing versus leading.
Coaching, developing, and delegating are our primary responsibilities as a leader. And doing that requires we let go. Not only of the tasks, but also of our mindsets that “they aren’t ready”. Or they already have “too much to do.”
It also requires that we believe they can. And that we trust they can.