Trust me – I know what I’m doing…

Despite endless ridicule, promises of sea demons and a seemingly impossible journey, Christopher Columbus set off in 1492 to prove his point.

….. or at least you’ll find out if I don’t.

There are many compelling arguments for using a facilitative style of leadership. ¬†One of my favourites is that by using questions when discussing an issue with a team member, they might create a solution all by themselves. If it’s an issue that affects them, then it’s likely that they are the “expert” in that issue and they will have the most information about it and its impacts. With a few well chosen questions and reflecting back their responses, people will often work their way to a solution in a very short time.¬†There is well researched evidence that people will be more likely to be able to remember and act upon solutions that they create themselves.

 

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