Leadership is letting go

If you want to free up some time to think about how to scale the impact of your organization, you need to delegate some of what is on your plate to your employees. If you’ve noticed bottlenecks around certain processes that you are responsible for, that might be a good candidate for something you can hand off to someone else.

You need to train your people to take on these new responsibilities. You need to talk about how these responsibilities are in line with their own goals and the organization.  And then you need to trust them and let go. They won’t do things exactly the way you would have done them. That’s the price you pay for having more time to think about scaling your impact.