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Dare to surrender

Auteur: YESS International Consultants

The theme of our recent newsletter is “Control,” in particular the difficulty we often face to relinquish it. As such, we have made a selection of articles that address this topic. Besides that we offer you some open questions to ponder so you can reflect on your own need for control. We hope it inspires you.

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Do people ever jokingly call you a control freak and do you recognize that there might be a shred of truth to their assessment? If so, this four step guide to letting go of control by Harvard Business Review is just for you.

Can I differentiate between situations that are in/out of my control?

One company, 1300 employees, no office. Are you curious how Dutch-American software company Gitlab functions without losing control? Read all about it in this Financieel Dagblad article.

 

Is your work-life balance out of balance? Having a hard time leaving work at the office? Read this Harvard Business Review article for advice.

Do I try to keep things within my sphere of control at all costs?

We round out the list with a Brainpickings article that tackles uncertainty. It seems counterintuitive, but it is in uncertainty that opportunities arise. Read this article to discover the value of letting go of goal setting and embrassing uncertainty.

 

Questions for self-reflection:

  • Do I have control of situation X?
  • What would happen if I relinquished control of situation X and trust that a solution will arise?
  • Do I try to keep things within my sphere of control at all costs?
  • Can I differentiate between situations that are in/out of my control?

 

“It seems counterintuitive, but it is in uncertainty that opportunities arise”

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