Aren't you responsible for it? Who gets to make that decision? Why can't someone fix this? Don't I own that? Why are we talking about this if we can't do anything about it? Questions such as these are about control.
And there is little doubt that control "issues" can create problems.
In 1981, after an attempt on President Reagan's life, Secretary of State Alexander Haig stated, "I am in control here in the White House." That statement stirred up a maelstrom of controversy. Was he really in charge? What did he mean by "in charge"? Haig was viewed by many as overreaching, which dogged him through the rest of his career.
How can you constructively manage control issues? Let's see what the research can tell us...