A leader says: ‘it is just easier to do it myself.’ Or is maybe it is the phrase: ‘someone else could do it but I think this is something I need to do.’ They have an idea of how to get the project completed and it would probably be good. They might even say: ‘someone else could do it but I can get it completed faster and the way I want it done.'
But what if the leader had another approach?
What if he gave another person the chance to create or lead the project. Allowing them to be creative and come up with ideas. What if the ideas were better than what he first thought of?
What if the approach or ideas the team member came up with were the same as the leader's? Wouldn’t that invite ownership and buy-in from the employee? You get same results for the project but you get a stronger team player.
What if the team member doesn’t come up to the leader’s expectations? But doesn’t that give the leader the opportunity to invest in and coach the employee for the next time?
Yes, it might be easier to do it yourself or just hand down your plan for execution.
But what if you tried something different?