On ‘dealing’ with initiative and passion
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.