As a leader (or just as a person), you must believe in yourself and have a degree of independence. Others cannot manage your life. You must take ownership of the good, the bad, and the ugly and focus on growing the good while minimizing the bad and the ugly.
At the same time, you must operate with a mindset of interdependence. Without the work and support of others, you will not be successful. Pause for a moment and ask yourself, “How aware am I of this concept of independence and interdependence?” The analogy that I’ve often used is the feature that we have on our TVs and other electronic devices called “picture in picture”. You can make one channel large and the other small so that you can watch both at the same time and switch them with the push of a button.
It’s a convenient feature to have on your TV, but it’s even more important in your role as a leader at work and at home.
Believe in Yourself and Others
You must believe in yourself, be independent, and act responsibly as a person and leader. But you are also dependent on others for success. Great leaders value and celebrate the talents and styles of their people, and they also give them responsibility and freedom to do things independently.
And if you reflect on this concept, you will see that respect and trust are essential for a healthy independent and interdependent relationship.
Read the entire article on this topic – “How to Be Independently Interdependent”