Colin Powell once said, “You can’t make someone else’s choices. You shouldn’t let someone else make yours.”
When leaders make choices for others, it can lead to resentment. An increase in certain expectations develops when leaders make decisions for others. Making choices for others also leads to an unhealthy dependency.
Leading is about relationships and leading others involves helping them make the right choices, not making choices for them.
Leadership has the potential of influencing others for a greater purpose. Let us always lead with the desire to help others see and make the choice of heaven.