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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