Great leaders understand their organizational culture – they’ve most likely helped – and are continuing to help – shape the culture of their organization. However, great leaders understand they can’t do it all. They need to delegate and they need to empower.
Truth is many leaders are great visionaries and see the big picture very well, but they are not all great executors. Success requires hiring (skills and culture fit) and empowering the right people to connect the dots so the vision becomes a reality.
It’s often difficult for some leaders to back off from trying to have a hand in everything – if you want the business to be successful you need to hire the right people and then get out of their way. Let the managers manage, let the subject matter experts deliver. Make yourself available but back off unless required to intervene. It’s better for you, it’s better for them, and it’s better for your business.
About Scott Span, MSOD: is CEO & Lead Consultant of Tolero Solutions – a Leadership Effectiveness & Strategy firm. He helps clients in achieving success through people, creating organizations where people enjoy working and customers enjoy doing business.