Are You Giving Great Advice?

Harry Truman once said, “I have found the best way to give advise to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.”

The same can be said for team members as it can for kids. If you want to be a great leader, then focus on fostering an environment of discovery. It starts by giving great advice.

Encourage and even challenge your team members to identify what they are passionate about and what they enjoy doing, and then unleash them to go and do it.

The best teams are those where everyone is aligned with his or her strengths. Rarely does it happen without a wise leader who understands the power of passion.

i2i,

Randy

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Coach Brown

8 years ago

What I understand about this thought today is this: It is often far too easy to say “no,” pour cold water on the passion of your child or those who work under us in the workplace, but what does the word “no” say to them? Does it say – “They are dumb” or “just do it my way or hit the highway”? Why not acknowledge their passion and interests and offer guidance that may give them the opportunity to discover the “no” on their own (if that is truly the end result), or invest in their passion to find the fruit of their inquiry or suggestion that may be of benefit to you, them and those you serve? Are we so afraid that our children may grow up to be smarter and more gifted than ourselves? Are we so afraid to discover we were smart enough to hire someone or raise our children to be great young men and women but we are not smart enough now to acknowledge their talents that caused you to hire or raise them as you did? I believe it is clear from Jesus, humility is the source of great wisdom and strength. It is equally clear, the greater the leader in life, the greater the humble heart and head that leads.

randygravitt

8 years ago

Thanks Coach. Your comment is better than my blog!

Coach Brown

8 years ago

I do not think so… I admire and appreciate your comments to inspire us all to think out of the box we find ourselves in each day.

randygravitt

8 years ago

Thanks you sir!

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