Get out of the way and lead

Nora Akins

Most leaders have been thinking for others for decades; knowing what is best; and leading and directing others. That is what leaders do. Recent neuroscience wants to rock that boat.

A new set of leadership skills includes giving people mental space to think for themselves and helping people simplify their thinking. Leaders can start noticing the qualities of others’ thinking and help them make their own connections. That is not to say leaders can’t establish goals and boundaries. It does say leaders must allow people to come up with their own solutions rather than provide advice.

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