Never Be The Smartest In The Room
“Your role as a leader is to bring out the best in others, even when they know more than you.” Dr. Wanda Wallace
Many people in leadership positions believe that to be an effective leader, they must be the most intelligent person at their company, and if they are not, it will somehow send a signal to their staff that the leader is somehow inept.
But no one is an expert in everything; the strongest businesses are built on the smartest people – not on one person. Great leaders aren’t know-it-alls who constantly try to outshine everyone. Instead, they admit when they’re wrong and genuinely want to learn from others. At the end of the day, it’s not about being the smartest person in the room. It’s about building a team with the smartest people you can find.