Control or Trust?
There is a delicate balance between control and trust. Whether it is in handling people, managing relationships and handling your finances.
Imagine yourself as a tightrope walker. You have to know the tension on when to be in control and when to trust.
It happens in marriage. Husbands can tend to empower their wife too much that they have lose control of their leadership. On the other hand, some men tend to control their wife too much that she feels as if her relationship with her husband is like that of a master and slave.
Frank Crane said, “You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don’t trust enough.”
I err on the side of trust always. I think that is who I am. But I have to continually work on the aspect of trust when I do empower and trust someone. VERIFY. Ronald Reagan immortalized that – TRUST but VERIFY.
I think that is leadership. How are you managing the tensions in your leadership???