Mark Fritz: The Importance of Letting Go in Leadership

Mark Fritz, leadership expert, found that many leaders struggle with letting go, and end up doing more of what their people should be doing. He is therefore launching a new workshop on to help business leaders to learn how to let go, and delegate.


The reason most leaders give is: “I just don’t have the right people in my team to delegate to!” In some cases, this may be true. However, the more common reasons have nothing to do with the quality of the leader’s people, but with their own beliefs (thoughts and feelings) about what they personally need to “feel in control”.

The objective of the workshop is to help each leader understand what is stopping them from letting go, and to see the change in mind-set or behaviors that will enable them to delegate more to their people. For some leaders it is a change in thinking that will drive a change in behaviour. For others, it is the change in behavior (and the results) that will drive a change in thinking. Lastly, effectively letting go cannot be done without re-inventing your leadership role.


This workshop is highly interactive with group work being used to identify the most common beliefs that drive the need to “feel in control”. Working on the most common beliefs, the groups will then identify the change in thinking and/or change in behaviours that can drive leaders to “feel in control” even when they are delegating more to their people.

Research on the best practices of leaders who successfully delegate to the people will be shared, as well as the key concept that control is either gained through people or through information. Peer coaching will be used to help each leader identify specific changes in thinking or behaviours that apply directly to their own leadership situations; with every leader leaving the session with an action plan/commitments on how they will let go MORE. Then, as a leader let’s go, he or she then needs to re-invent their role.


Good understanding of their own beliefs (and others’ too) that are stopping them from letting go and delegating more to their people.

Various approaches (in thinking and behaviours) that will help them still feel in control while delegating more to their people.

An action plan/commitments for specific changes in thinking and/or behaviours to let go more in their own specific leadership roles.

A detailed look at how the leaders role needs to change (re-invented) as they let go.

Mark Fritz

Mark Fritz is at the forefront of thinking on the habits & behaviours that create successful international business leaders. He shares the power behind the concepts of OUTCOMES & OWNERSHIP, and shows international business leaders how they can apply these concepts to create even greater success for their organisations. Mark is an associate professor at business schools throughout Europe teaching tomorrow’s leaders how to successfully lead across distances and cultures.

Mark Fritz has vast international experience having lived in Egypt, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, UK and USA. Mark enjoyed twenty-five years in a series of global leadership roles at Eastman Kodak Company, and now leads Procedor, an international consulting company focused on Personal Effectiveness (leading yourself) and Leadership Effectiveness (leading others). He is the author of ‘The Truth About Getting Things Done’, with 42 truths (habits & behaviours) to “Lead Yourself First”. All successful leaders begin with leading themselves first.

Mark shares thought-provoking insights, stories and examples, and helps international business leaders see the daily and weekly habits that can bring greater success to them and their organisations. You don’t really change until you change something you do daily or weekly, and Mark’s presentations help you see the changes in habits and behaviours that will create the biggest impact for you.

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