The Hard Part of Leading

Far and away the hardest part of leveling up and leading is getting out of your own way.

A very, very close second is getting out of other people’s way.

Working at scale is something that many of us want — or say we want — yet it’s devilishly challenging in real life.

How can you scale the processes you’ve built up in your own quirkiness?

How can you maintain or adapt your standards across an organization when you can’t possibly be the only person (or perhaps even the primary person) actually doing the work?

How can you design the organization to stay in motion without requiring your constant attention, involvement, or approval?

It certainly isn’t easy, but learning to step back as you step up is essential.