How to lead: Collaboration vs. control


Reporter Rob Asghar, via a Forbes article on how corporate CEOs could learn a thing or two about leading from college presidents:

As one college president told me, ‘You don’t say, ‘‘Professor Smith, I need you to make this change.’’ Instead, you say, ‘‘Professor Smith, I have a great idea I’d like to run past you. I really need your input in order to make this work, and I wonder if you have any thoughts about how to improve my idea and how to implement it?’’’”


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