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An Idea A Day by David Thompson

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MANAGING

GET OUT OF THE LIMELIGHT

Jonathan Gifford

LEADERS CAN FIND it difficult to stop themselves from making a contribution to colleagues’ ideas because they feel the need to offer the benefit of their own knowledge and expertise.

The benefit of giving this advice may be outweighed by colleagues’ perception that they have lost ownership of the idea.

Some leaders also feel the need to demonstrate why they are the leader and to indulge in competitive behavior.

The idea

Executive coach and business author, Marshall Goldsmith, says that leaders, understandably, feel the need to demonstrate why they are the leader, and to offer the benefit of ...

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