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Let Them Theory + Growth

Two children releasing a balloon into the air.

As humans, we have an innate desire for personal growth. It feels good to elevate ourselves for a number of fundamental reasons. And that’s why humans are always looking for ways to hack their mindset and life. Hacking in the positive way!

Mel Gibbons coined a concept called the Let Them Theory focused on empowering individuals to take ownership of their life and development.

It’s rooted in a simple belief that growth and success comes from self ownership of ones learning and development opportunities. By creating an environment that promotes independence, exploration and self-guided learning is key to discovering your own path without living with restrictions.

It’s a simple hack that you can try immediately. We waste so much of our time, energy and emotions on trying to get people to match our expectations. We try to force a situation and take control in a place we don’t have control over. We can’t change people, but we do have ownership of ourselves. We can change our own attitude, behaviours and how we respond to situations. We should spend our time, energy and focus on areas that we do have control over and that don’t get us emotionally charged up in a negative way.

So the theory says that the next time someone doesn’t invite you out for a group lunch. Let Them.

Your company is doing a major restructuring and there are layoffs. Let Them.

Your company didn’t choose you for the leadership role. Let Them.

Allow people to choose who they want to be and act and that will allow you to choose what’s best for you.


A Team Human Conversation

Fight workplace zombies in your organization and join Team Human! Gather a group of fellow workplace zombie hunters to discuss our most recent blog post. Use the questions below to kick start your conversation.

  1. What are things that you need to let go of that you would find liberating?

  2. What do you have control over in your life that you need to be spending more time on?

  3. How can you adjust your attitude to have a greater impact on the people you work with?


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