#jkltip Think of one relationship in which you spend time and energy “being the boss of” and try relinquishing control, see how it feels
Ask yourself, what is most important when working with others to accomplish something?
To exaggerate, but at the same time simplify, if leaders in workplaces, or schools started treating all of the great accomplishments we see in work, or school as “bonuses”, then mental health could be valued.
Why are so many educators, or bosses so strict; why is it so difficult for us to “run things” with unconditional love; and why can’t we just worry about managing our own expectations instead of the expectations of others?
Is it out of fear of accomplishing things too slowly, that we worry so much about how, what, or when things get done by our employees, or students? Do we feel that nothing will get done? Do we feel “so many things could go wrong?”
Unless you are running a bobsled, or track team, it really isn’t a race, there is no right, or wrong. And funny enough, a weird thing happens when you treat people with unconditional love, give them choices for what, how, and when they do things, incredible, unpredictable things happen. Autonomy, Allyship and Empowerment goes a long way, just give it a try.