When working with businesses, one of the most common requests I receive from leadership is, “How do I get more out of my people?” Tom Peters has a series on You Tube called The Little Big Things. In this video he talks about the 4 Most Important Words for Leadership.
Business owners, managers, and anyone in a leadership position would do themselves a great service and ask their team members on regular basis – “What Do You Think?” It goes far beyond giving lip service or putting out a suggestion box. It is a sincere probing to discover how to best empower and motivate those who work for you.
I suggest to Tom and business owners that they take it to one more level and after asking, “What do you think?” that they follow up with “Is there anything else?