Monday, October 3, 2016
High Performance Leaders Stay Curious
Do you have all the answers? Probably not. Let me go out on a limb here -- neither you nor I have ALL the answers. Even when we think we do.
High performance leaders DO have a lot of confidence. It's easy for us to assert our will and believe we know exactly what we're talking about. And, maybe we do. But even then -- even then -- we can learn. Even when we KNOW the answer for sure, guess what? There are other answers. Other people's views. Other perspectives. And they matter when it comes to leading people.
And even when we think we do have all the answers, how permanent are those answers? What could possibly change that will change our views, our needs, our responses?
We don't know what is going to change, but something is. Count on it.
So let go of pretending that you know all the answers and I will, too. Get the views of others. Get the cool ideas into the mix. The possibilities will expand!
-- Doug Smith