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Some leaders are overconfident in their own ideas and refuse to listen to others. It’s a leadership trap many people fall into the higher they rise.
Here are some effective ways to avoid it:
Develop the habit of asking people, “Am I missing something here?” Do it in meetings and whenever you need to check your own take on important issues. It’s a question that keeps you grounded in reality.
Throw your ideas out for discussion alongside everyone else’s. A hallmark of leadership is to identify and implement the best ideas, not pull rank.
Let other people try their hands at managing your preferred kind of projects in their own way. Then, learn lessons from what they can accomplish.