Tell me the answers, what I should do, what’s right, and you may get my grudging compliance. You certainly will be training me to distrust your motives and defend against your suggestions in the future.
But, dear leader, ask me what I think, help me explore options and my own motivation, then set aside your opinions and just plain old hear me, and you will spur me to inspired action, sustained success, and real loyalty.
Think about this the next time you catch yourself in the weeds, pushing, and wondering why they just don’t get it.
In your corner,