Leaders Let Go

Scott WilliamsScott 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.”

So What?

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?

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