Colin Powell once said, “You can’t make someone else’s choices. You shouldn’t let someone else make yours.”
It would be easy to make choices for someone else. After all, a leader is supposed to have the answers, right?
However, if leaders made decisions for others, wouldn’t others be positioned to make choices for them?
When we make choices for others there is always a possibility of resentment, and certain expectations are often created.
Making choices for others can also lead to an unhealthy dependency.
Leadership involves helping others make the right choices, not making choices for them.