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The Best Leaders Allow Themselves to Be Persuaded

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When we think of great leaders, certain characteristics come to mind: They have confidence in their abilities and conviction in their beliefs. They “trust their gut,” “stay the course,” and “prove others wrong.” They aren’t “pushovers,” and they certainly don’t “flip-flop.” But this archetype is terribly outdated. Having spent three years studying many of the world’s most successful leaders for my new book, Persuadable, I’ve learned one surprising thing they have in common: a willingness to be persuaded.

Alan Mulally, the vaunted CEO who saved Ford Motor Company, is, for example, exceptionally skeptical of his own opinions. Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful hedge fund managers, insists that his team ruthlessly second-guess his thinking. Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF, seeks out information that might disprove her beliefs about the world and herself. In our increasingly complex world, these leaders have realized that the ability to consider emerging evidence and change their minds accordingly provides extraordinary advantages.


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The best Leaders allow themselves to be persuaded, especially for the big decisions!

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, March 8, 2016 11:05 AM

The best Leaders allow themselves to be persuaded, especially for the big decisions!

MindShare HR's curator insight, March 10, 2016 2:24 AM

The best Leaders allow themselves to be persuaded, especially for the big decisions!

Dané Davis's curator insight, March 10, 2016 5:48 PM

The best Leaders allow themselves to be persuaded, especially for the big decisions!

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Ask The Experts: How Can I Tell My Micromanaging Boss To Back Off?

Ask The Experts: How Can I Tell My Micromanaging Boss To Back Off? | Jordan's likes | Scoop.it

You're an adult. You don't need a babysitter. But telling your micromanaging boss to leave you alone and let you get your work done is never going to be an easy conversation.

 

If you see that you need to improve, take the action to change right away and let your boss know that you are taking your job seriously and you are looking to improve.

 

But if your self-check comes up clean--if you are confident that your work is up to par, then it’s time to have that talk with your boss. Here's how:


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 19, 2014 7:24 PM

A boss who hovers will drive most people crazy, but before you confront your overbearing manager, make sure you aren't part of the problem.