If you’re a leader, you know the challenges in having to create the conditions for others to succeed. Leaders are often measured in terms of the team’s success.

You need to trust the skills, knowledge and abilities of others to be successful.

The problem is you’ve done their work before. You believe you know what it takes to do the job. You’ve got lots of experience. Why can’t you tell them what to do?

Create the conditions

You can exert your positional power and telling them how to do the job. The problem is you will shut down the mindset in which the team looks for better ways to do things.

Leaders create the conditions for teams to find the best way to accomplish a task.

Ask questions. Challenge their thinking. Offer up your ideas. When you do these types of things, you make it safe and expected to stretch outside their comfort zones and grow.

That kind of sounds like the conditions needed for success doesn’t it?

You’ve got this.

“None of us is as smart as all of us” — Kenneth H. Blanchard