Teddy Roosevelt once said, “The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”
Unfortunately, leaders like to meddle.
Meddling is defined as “interfering or busying oneself unduly with something that is not one’s concern.”
What is a leader’s concern is choosing the right people. After that let them do their job.
Great people want to do great things, but sometimes well meaning leaders can stand in the way.
Believe in your people and they will make you look better than you are.
You don’t have to be brilliant to be a great leader. Just smart enough to stay out of the way.
Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.