Overcome Your Instincts

by - m on 08/16/2013

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As Leaders and bosses our instinct is to think that we are right – that we have the solution.

This plays out when a colleague asks for our opinion and we offer what we hope will be taken as one of many possible solutions.
More often than not the employee – perhaps out of fear – hides behind the “the boss says so” dictum and just follows our solution.
As the one in charge we want to show that we are wise.
As caretakers, we want to help.
If you want to really help, assist your colleagues to come up with their own solutions
Do not caution them that their fix didn’t work before.
Do not make them feel that they are on their own.
Work with them.
See what works and what doesn’t. And why.
You might learn something.
– m

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