In business, just as in life, we have to accept that some things we have no control over. But we can influence our attitudes, emotions and behaviors.
Some of the most successful leaders are capable of letting go of control in hard times, trusting associates with the truth, then showing them support and care as they put that truth into action. They have learned how to “let go.”
To understand letting go, it is helpful to recognize how much your own attitudes about control affect your situation. “Control freaks” don’t pause to observe or take note when obstacles arise. They have difficulty trusting others. They are perfectionists, possess unrealistic expectations or harbor an illusion of control when we truly have none. We have seen this inner control freak manifested numerous times by our clients, as well as ourselves.