“What can I do to help you be more effective?
What question could be more central to being a good boss? If you want to manage and lead successfully, you’ve got to know what the people doing the work need. So why not ask them? But the truth is, this question is not asked by bosses nearly enough.”
The preceding quote is from the latest “DFS Learning e-Blast” article, “The Most Important Question a Manager Can Ask”, by Linda Hill & Kent Lineback.
In this April 18, 2011 post on the HBR Blog Network, the authors posit a simple but elusive point: By asking your team what you can do to help them be more effective, you can gain their trust and unleash their potential.
More from the article:
“Once you start these discussions, you’ll find they don’t take much time, except when they deserve more time. And they pay dividends. They build trust, they help people work together better and do better work, they identify and remove obstacles.”
Read the short article to learn more!
Mike Osorio, your Dare to be Contagious™ strategist
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