Lead like a Golf Caddy

As a leader your job is to put people in a position to take the best shot that they can in every situation on the course and in your business.
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It is time to lead like a Golf Caddy.

Simply hand off a golf club as a tool for success.

Remain in the background and don’t seek recognition.

This management mentality is difficult to come to terms with because there is a desire to take every shot, throw every pitch, and take every swing. But this isn’t your shot to take.

The following excerpt from “The 4 Disciplines of Execution” was the inspiration.

At the end of the day, senior leaders are like golf caddies. If the leaders on the front line tell you they need a nine iron, your job is to give them a damn good nine iron. If they need a new driver, your job is to get them one that will hit the ball the farthest. (McChesney, Covey, & Huling, 2012)

As a leader your job is to put people in a position to take their best shot that they can in every situation on the course and in your business.

This is their shot to take and they are going to take it.

You can either step back and watch how things unfold or you can step up and provide them with the right club for the situation and watch them succeed.

The caddy isn’t the one that gets the name on the winning check but don’t be mistaken they are an integral piece of the process.

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