We finally have a release date for my new book, Let Go to Lead: Six Habits for Happier, More Independent Teams (With Less Stress and More Time for Yourself): December 1st!
Coming up with the title was one of the most challenging aspects of drafting this book. Every title we tried seemed either too long or uninteresting.
Finally, someone said, “Just tell me what the book is about.”
And I responded, “It’s really about letting go.”
What I’ve observed about leaders is that, ultimately, they need to let go of their teams to lead more effectively.
Best practices in leadership involve developing people to be independent of their leaders. However, this is much easier said than done. There are numerous workplace dynamics that actually work against creating independence, and leaders need to almost rewire their understanding of what it means to be a leader for this to happen.
I’m thrilled, if not continually surprised, at the progress I’m witnessing through elements available to anyone.
Let Go to Lead is not about my secret sauce but about some discoveries that can make all the difference.
The book is equally relevant to those who lead indirectly, as well as those with direct reports. In fact, I consider everyone a leader, regardless of whether we’re formally designated as one in the workplace.
This book has been under construction for a couple of years and represents my last five years of work in the area of leadership development related to continuous improvement cultures.
Over the last 20 to 30 years, I’ve been aware, as have many others, that continuous improvement depends on leaders who can coach rather than tell people what to do.
The problem has always been the challenge of building that capability into a typical workplace, across most leaders, not just a few.
Several years ago, I developed a training program that started to see success, and no one was more surprised than me. Let Go to Lead represents what I’ve witnessed, not my opinion.
It also includes insights on how to help leaders effectively build new habits, rather than attending one more training that vanishes in minutes, if not days.
This book is valuable for any leader at any level.
Over the next few newsletters, we’ll delve into the six habits and what it takes to make them sustainable.
If you’d like to support the launch and be one of the first to receive a copy, click here to purchase Let Go to Lead.