Control – Successful Leaders Let Go


The most important step in letting your leadership team grow – letting your control go.

At some point you have taught your leaders enough, and they are ready to be successful on their own. But they will never reach their best unless you release them to try.

Releasing control is easier than you may think.  It’s just like when your child rides their bike for the first time without training wheels. You run next to them, holding onto the back of the bike until they get up enough speed, then you do it…You let go of the bike and they ride as you encourage them with every turn of the wheel.

A successful leader stops running and lets their leaders get the feel of leadership.

Let your leaders run the meetings and projects and make decisions. Stay close by their side to remind them of all that they’ve learned, and encourage their leadership skills.

3 Responses to Control – Successful Leaders Let Go
  1. Joy

    Even a developing leader will learn from their mistakes, so if they stumble on their own, you can pick them up and help them to learn what went wrong. Experience is a gift and should be cherished. It is difficult to stand by and let your child or team do things on their own, but when they see positive results, their success is your reward.

  2. admin

    Joy, I couldn’t agree more. Thank you

  3. Rose Marie Ann Maquiling-Saavedra

    Yes i do believe in this too. All individuals have their own potentials and a leaders it is also our responsibility to develop these potentials and as for me letting go is the best strategy of developing potential leaders.