Allow Your Subordinates to Tell you That you are Wrong

Garrett Reisman a Former NASA Astronaut shares his views on Leadership question at Quora.

Often leaders who do their job too well end up surrounded by a bunch of "yes-men/women." This can have disastrous consequences. When I was the leader on a desert survival course our task was to navigate to a water source by map and compass. I studied the map and proclaimed that a certain mountain peak in the distance was the one indicated on the map. Then I told my team--it is the job of each and every one of you to prove to me that this mountain is not the one on the map. We found the water and lived to tell the tale.

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