Have you ever just thrown your hands up in frustration and let go of trying to control the result of something you really wanted—and somehow that thing miraculously showed up after all? That’s exactly how I learned about the surprising power of surrender.
Then I started noticing that the more you want something, and the more you demand and insist, the more people resist.
I realize surrender doesn’t sound like anything a leader should aim for. But what I find is the very best leaders have the power and influence to get even better results when they do practice the fine art of letting go. Because letting go of controlling the outcome allows for diversity of thought, engagement, ideation, and team performance. Plus, get this—better outcomes.
Start noticing your own magnetic pulls of controlling and letting go.
Surrender more and watch what shows up.