Leaders often share a concern with me that their people aren’t taking responsibility for their work. There can be many different reasons behind this happening, including fear, overwhelm, and even your leadership.

The place I start with such a problem is to help the leader reflect on how their leadership might be teaching their people not to take responsibility. It might be in the leader’s language, actions, or fears. The underlying cause is always unintentional, and yet, once they see it, they start to change.

Your goal as a leader is to activate the leader in everyone you lead. When you do this, they will be taking responsibility for their work. Help them learn more about themselves and how to respond more effectively to what happens around them.

You’ve got this.

Ps … Want to learn more about how to do this? Check out my book, “Activate your Leadership.” — activateyourleadership.ca

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