Insights in Leadership

Tell Others What, Not How

February 3, 2014


George S. Patton once said, “Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with the results.”


Be a better boss by not telling others how. Instead, ask them to tell you about their ways and methods – after they are all done!


Increased trust, creativity, and self-confidence are just three benefits that team members might reap from you holding back a little.



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