A few years ago, I was talking with a brand new manager about how they could empower their team. “How about asking someone on your team to lead this high-profile project rather than trying to do it yourself?” I asked. “But whenever I ask them to take on a project, they don’t do as good a job as I do!” the manager exclaimed.
How do have this clarity of thought. Hope u could share some insights onto how u got that thought process
Well put. Exactly the same when you think of M&A. When two orgs come together for synergy,they never get it from day 1 - they have to climb down their own local mountains (maxima) to climb this new larger mountain together.
This arrived in my inbox at the perfect time. Thanks for the reminder to let go, be patient through the valley, and persevere to the larger optimum
While many can identify the 2nd mountain, few have the conviction needed to cross the valley.
> “But whenever I ask them to take on a project, they don’t do as good a job as I do!” the manager exclaimed.
This is exactly what old school management does in big corps, and what leads to stifle innovation and brilliant people to leave. If we do not allow anyone a fair chance at achieving high impact goals and making mistakes, we may as well step aside and run our own company. I hope people will take themselves less seriously and understand we are all fallible.