The most important skill I learned during my dozen years in the corporate world was trust.
When I started managing people in my early 20s, I tried to micromanage their work. The more I tried to be involved in every detail—i.e., the more I tried to do their work on my own—the more distrust I showed.
As the years went on, however, I managed more and more employees, hundreds of people, and I was forced to relinquish control.
Every great leader has this skill. In fact, I don’t know a single great leader who is also a great micromanager.
Trust isn’t something that just happens, though. You have to develop your trust muscle. To do so, one must relinquish control. Simply, let it go. [Read more at: The Minimalists]