If you’re a leader, you’re likely an expert on something.
If you’re an expert, people come to you for advice and opinion.
And you might find yourself talking and talking and talking.
Then, you realize that you’re talking too much, and listening too little. You know better, but you’re stuck. What can you do?
Here’s a phrase that works in nearly every situation:
I don’t know; what do YOU think?
This will force you to stop, and will dignify the people you serve, and build relationships.
But I don’t know – what do YOU think?