It may sound cruel, but a leader’s priority is not to give answers.
It’s to ask the right questions…
Because the best way to learn skills is not by being handed a solution but it’s when you come up with it by yourself…
So your priority is to create an environment with roadblocks you know your team can overcome with next to no help.
An easy way to do that is by sharpening your listening skills, so you know the right questions that make your team better.
In today’s episode, Scott Gainey, CMO at Nile shares how treating your teammates like customers uplifts their performance. And why saying less helps your team grow more than giving them advice.
Show highlights include:
- Ever heard that competition is for losers? Peter Thiel’s books help you become a monopoly – without worrying about your competitors (2:15)
- The “Value Over Product” method to breakthrough your team’s resistance to new ideas (so that you get more time to implement them) (4:10)
- How giving your marketing team a day off to go on a field trip gives them unlimited new ideas (Note: This’ll help your team get twice the amount of work done in half the time) (5:33)
- How you can get your team to come up with killer solutions by ignoring their problems (11:19)
- A weird (but powerful) way to get more work done by lazing around the workplace and chatting with your colleagues (15:12)