Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Businessweek Archives

Great Leadership Requires Curiosity


Insatiable curiosity is a key to great leadership. In contrast, the leader or business owner who presents himself as the perpetual expert shuts people up, and shuts them down. Curiosity requires us to dispense with any notion that a leader’s job is to have all the answers. Instead of having all of the answers yourself, be confident enough to ask your employees simple questions and open your mind to whatever they say. In doing so, you honor them and show them that you can learn—which leads to higher performance, commitment, creativity, and collaboration. Make it a personal practice to catch yourself playing the expert, and choose instead to ask questions as would a child or a student in class—and on an ongoing basis. Your employees will view you as more approachable, give you important new information, and do their best work.

David Peck

President

Leadership Unleashed

San Francisco


LIMITED-TIME OFFER SUBSCRIBE NOW
 
blog comments powered by Disqus