One of the most fundamental acts of leadership is to declare our commitment to a desired future, a future that likely won’t come about without our help. And then, we move ourselves (and others) toward that future. I’m not talking about simple goals or mission statements. I’m talking about a heartfelt, fully embodied commitment. This commitment is only as powerful as the energy behind it. The energy of longing, caring, passion – that’s where amazing things happen. This kind of bold, passionate commitment always asks something of us, and in some way demands that we move into a larger version of ourselves.
My executive coaching clients often struggle with delegation. Sometimes they find that they hand things off but then they bounce back; sometimes they just don’t feel like their staff is up to what is needed. They may have learned a ton of “tools and techniques” still nothing shifts. So what’s up with that?