Étienne Garbugli

Entrepreneur & Lean B2B Author

On ‘dealing’ with initiative and passion

By Étienne Garbugli | February 22, 2012 | 0 Comment

To be successful as a leader, it’s important to be able to let go.

Ideas won’t always come from your mouth. Your ego might have to take a hit or two.

To fully leverage your team members’ varied skillsets and point-of-views, you have to be able to get out-of-the-way and let creativity run its course.

If you’re getting initiative from your team, it means you have passion. If you’re getting passion, it means you have commitment.

It’s a good thing. Once you get over the threatening unexpectability of it, you’ll realize that it’s a pretty good position to be in.

Trust your team, their passion and their initiative. If you’re ever uncomfortable, ask yourself:

What does that person’s initiative really take away from me?

Chances are, the answer is: nothing.


Étienne Garbugli

Etienne works at the intersection of Technology, Product Design and Marketing. He’s a two-time Startup Founder, a four-time entrepreneur and a UX research expert. Etienne published Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want. The Lean B2B methodology helps entrepreneurs around the world build successful businesses.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Read previous post:
It’s also about dancing and playing

Last night I dreamt about work. This post is an early reminder not to forget about playing. I've seen people...