Scott Williams, author of Church Diversity: Sunday the Most Segregated Day of the Week (2011 – read my review here) and leadership guru, recently shared an important leadership truth: “If you want to be a leader, you must learn to let go.”
Williams rightly recognizes how frustrating it can be when someone in a leadership position is unable and/or unwilling to let go of things (e.g., details, leading to micromanaging behavior) or of people. Real leaders know when it is time to move on.
- What are a few specific tips that have helped you learn to let go and move on?
- Share an experience of being on a team when the leader refused to let go of something he or she should have released and moved beyond?