I’m pondering leadership. ‘Task’ oriented delegation can stifle the creativity that would otherwise come from ‘objective’ delegation.
Maybe that’s confused you. In much more eloquent words Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the French aviator and author of “The Little Prince”, wrote,
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.
Of course, a leader needs to give orders, but more importantly he or she should enthuse the team with the vision and give them creative sway in it’s fulfilment. Ownership is loyalty.
Here’s a looong but fascinating video from RSA with insight on what motivates and engages us – RSA Animate – Drive.