Your Success Thought on "Responsibility - Getting It Right"
March 30, 2005
We've explored the risks of taking on too much or too little 'responsibility' for two weeks now. Today we'll investigate the power of 'getting it right'.Some of you know this well. Many of you have never found the balance, claiming that it's easier to avoid or do the work yourself. There's no glory in either approach.
Let's look at Jerry Bruckheimer as an example. This Hollywood icon has produced 60 movies including Armageddon, Dangerous Minds and Pirates of the Caribbean and television shows such as Without a Trace, CSI (all versions) and Amazing Race.
When asked what Bruckheimer is like to work with, actor Anthony LaPaglia of Without a Trace recently told Parade Magazine: "He's very hands on. Like all smart people he knows how to delegate. He really loves what he does and it shows."
These are telling statements. First, how is someone as hustling as he is 'hands on?' He surrounds himself with brilliantly talented individuals to whom he can delegate and depend upon to get the job done at the highest level.
In order for Bruckheimer to still 'love what he does' he has no doubt carved out aspects of production that he loves and trusts the rest to those around him. This gives him both space and freedom to do his magic.
Another example of well placed responsibility is master chef Emeril Lagasse. A feature currently running on the Food Network exposes the myriad of support staff behind his popular show. Lagasse has learned to focus upon what he does best and leave responsibility for the rest to others.
So you don't produce motion pictures, deal with giant egos or prepare nationally viewed dishes each day. You can still apply Bruckheimer and Lagasse's brilliance.
These people started somewhere. They are now somewhere else. They would not be where they are today if they accepted too little or too much responsibility.
This week, discover your most powerful relationship with 'responsibility.' Specifically, what you are or are not responsible for in your life? Free yourself up to shine! Allow those around you to shine as well!
Enjoy your discoveries!
Ann Golden Eglé, PCC, CPCC
Executive Coach & President
Golden Visions Success Coaching, LLC
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