“When you plant seeds in the garden, you don’t dig them up every day to see if they have sprouted yet. You simply water them and clear away the weeds; you know that the seeds will grow in time. Similarly, just do your daily practice and cultivate a kind heart. Abandon impatience and instead be content creating the causes for goodness; the results will come when they’re ready.” – Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron
Same applies in leadership. Let those you plant come to their own. Let them go through the darkness of creation and break ground. Provide the enabling environment, but let them be. Micro management, no matter how well intended, limits growth.
When they emerge, protect them, nurture them, check on them. And if you can’t be there, plant a scare crow to keep off invaders.
When they fully mature and start bearing fruits, they will not need you anymore to thrive and reproduce leaders.
Then, your work is done.
– Osasu Oviawe