Are You a “Know-it-all” Leader or an “I Don’t Know” Leader?

December 8, 2021

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Are You a “Know-it-all” Leader or an “I Don’t Know” Leader?

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There are three words that somewhere along the way became abridged from the leadership dictionary. Those words are, “I don’t know.”

In many organizations, it became the expectation that a leader should know what to do in any given situation, and that others would simply follow the person who “knows it all.”

The days of “know it all” leaders are gone. In fact, they never truly existed. It was a grand experiment that failed to recognize two things: 1. No one person truly “knows it all,” and 2. Teams are made of human beings who want to do more than follow mindlessly.

In this article on the subject, you’ll learn “5 Ways to Leverage the Three Most Unused Words in Leadership.” Yes, it is acceptable and even encouraged that a leader be willing to utter those three words: “I don’t know.”

When they do, they empower their teams to think and grow. They gain insights beyond their own. They find innovative solutions to problems. They increase team engagement and thus productivity and success within the organization.

Are you leveraging the power of those three words?

As the CEO of Strength Leader Development, Deb Ingino is a highly sought-after international executive mentor, coach, trainer, and speaker. Deb is well versed in global business operations and helps business leaders and their teams to discover and leverage their strengths, so they can create highly collaborative teams that deliver great results. With a refreshingly direct style, and using the Maxwell Method, Deb helps leaders and teams to deliver profitable results. Connect with Deb to learn more about her mentorship and coaching programs to equip you with advanced strategies to elevate your results.