An All Too Common Leadership Trap

Beware of this all too common leadership trap.

Some leaders seem to love to hear themselves talk.

They hold meetings and do the majority of the talking. They conduct one-on-one performance reviews and dominate the conversations.

The problem with talking too much is that you often learn nothing. If a leader wants to tap into an employee’s passion, he needs to learn how to ask good questions and listen with the intent of understanding – not responding.

Understanding and tapping into an employee’s passion is what allows a team to work crazy hard, be completely exhausted, and still be excited & engaged.

 

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