It can be difficult for leaders (especially senior ones new to their roles) to pause before acting. But when was the last time you stopped to ask, “Why are we doing it that way?” Leaders must constantly explore new ideas and seek out new thinking from those around them. You need to regularly ask uncomfortable questions and think about whether to change or abandon an existing strategy.
The best leaders step back and look at the big picture every so often.
They surround themselves with diverse teams and capitalize on opportunities to hear and experiment with new ideas.
They give themselves time to surface divergent opinions that ultimately lead to smarter business decisions.
Adapted from “When Was the Last Time You Asked, ‘Why Are We Doing It This Way?’”
by Hal Gregersen
Trevor Lee – EP International
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