5 Details on Why You Don't Ask for Opinions


  1. THEY MAY ACTUALLY HAVE ONE

  2. Seek opinions from ‘qualified’ sources - people that have done what you are doing but doing it better, bigger, larger, faster, etc.

  3. That opinion may or may not be unbiased and helpful

  4. OPINIONS ARE LIKE ASKING FOR ADVICE

  5. Be careful asking the people you lead for advice, for you might give the impression you can’t lead and set the standar

d for the team

  1. INSTEAD, ASK THE WEATHER

  2. What’s the temperature of the team? Individually ask ‘how’s the environment?’ do you know the mission of the team? Am I serving you well? If you were in charge what would be

  3. INSTEAD, ASK FOR PRAYER

  4. Ask for support, ask for prayer. Displays you take leadership seriously, you need help from God, proves you don’t have all the answers

  5. OPINIONS DO NOT EQUAL DIRECTION

  6. I may get a million opinions, while they may inform a decision they very well may not move the organization forward. Ex. your opinion may be dinner was awful. I walk away taking that information personally, execution of the dinner may have been bad, food not fresh, etc. But I may not know you’re a vegetarian. Any meat dinner is not going to go well. So you may spend energy getting a million opinions but they may or may not give you what you need to to lead well. Give the school Covid example

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