Monday, March 09, 2009

How To Spark Initiative in Those You Lead

Ben Arment had a great post this week about this important leadership topic. His premise is that "nine times out of 10, when we complain about lack of initiative in those we lead, it's because we've unintentionally put a lid on it." He lists 5 ways to spark initiative... as always... I picked my favorite 3:
  1. Responsibility has to come with authority. Has to.
  2. Our environments have to be permission-giving. Experimental even.
  3. Invite them to the table. People don't try when their opinions don't count.
You can check out the other two here.

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