I lead a team of experts at work and making myself replaceable is the one thing that has given me the most personal satisfaction and has led to a rapid acceleration in my career advancement.
At first, growing my team and empowering them to solve problems without me was a little uncomfortable, because I felt like I was losing control and would not be as valuable to my business if others could do my job. In fact, nothing could have been further from the truth.
In spite of my reservations at the outset, I was always transparent with my team and I didn’t hold back any knowledge. I had some fear about being replaced, perhaps, but it wasn’t within my personality to withhold knowledge that would allow other people to succeed.