For some time, I’ve been holding on to some expectations. I’m releasing a few of them as of today.
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When we coach people in leadership, we urge them to set expectations for their followers and to patiently assist them in owning those expectations. Sometimes what we fail to tell our leaders is that, after a measured degree of diligence, it’s okay to let those expectations go and to stop setting themselves up for disappointment.
And, if the leader’s heart is right, it’s okay to kindly, but firmly move on.
Moving on could mean a lot of different things. But when that time comes, the leader must own the consequences — both bad and good.
Are you facing an expectation that appears hopeless? Have you done all you know to do to help?
Then let go. And smile. You’re free of that one. It’s time to plant a new seed in fertile ground.