Don’t be the smartest person in the room.

Posted on July 18, 2015


As a leader, your job is not to be the one who is most creative, most intelligent, or most important. A leader’s job is to create the environments and conditions in which the most creative, most intelligent, and most important ideas and people live and thrive within the organization. And by creating that kind of culture, not only are you permitting great ideas, you are incubating them.

Having to be the smartest person in the room ironically evidences one’s complete ignorance to the brilliance that surrounds you.

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