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Take the One Minute Challenge: How to Tap Team Genius by Leading from Silence

November 17, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Why didn’t they tell me to shut up? As I look back on the various senior leadership positions I’ve held, I realize that my teams would have been better served if I’d kept my mouth shut in certain team settings in which I was sharing what I thought were brilliant ideas. In the event such advice would serve you (and if you are a high-achieving leader it probably would), take my advice and shut up! As much as we’d like to consider that we’re the smartest person in the room (and many times leaders are), when it comes to talking, less is more. Betsy was the team leader of a group of ten Pacific Northwest executives who ran a mid-sized […]

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