Have you noticed how the more you try to control life, the less you seem to have control of life? I see this as one of the paradoxes of life.

Control is a mental process that often involves coping. When you cope, you’re trying to reassign ownership or put up with the problem. While coping might make you feel better for a while, it’s not going to result in a better life.

In what ways are the people you lead coping? They won’t be doing their best work when they’re coping. Use a little coaching to help them get past the coping and into taking responsibility for their lives.

Leadership and life are so much easier when people aren’t coping.

You’ve got this.