In parashat Yitro, this know-it-all do-it-all, is Moshe Rebbeinu, Moses, our teacher. However, in this portion, our teacher is the one who is learning. Not only is he learning leadership from his father in law (awkward), but also from a man who is a priest from Midian. Moses, the ultimate Israelite, is taught how to be a better Jewish leader from non-Jewish clergy.
Regardless of Yitro's religious faith, he sees Moses' leadership style and knows it is bad news for the Jews. Seeing Moses adjudicate all cases alone, he tells Moses: (Genesis 18:17-18)
When leading a community with great needs and limited human capital, it is easy to take the burdens all upon yourself. Every success and failure is personal, and you feel the need to carry the concerns and anxiety of everyone upon your shoulders.
However, this mode of leadership will wear the leader out and it will ultimately damage the community. Sometimes the most important part of being a leader is delegating responsibility and asking for help. This move is not an act of weakness or laziness -- it is what shows true concern for your personal endurance as a leader and care for your community. Giving up some of the burden takes courage, faith, and the ability to withstand the initial stumbling of others as they assume new tasks. However, in the long run, even though it is the hard lesson to learn, it the right choice to make.