It’s natural for a leader to want to solve all the problems, know everything and help people with information. Typically, the unintended consequence of this is, well, you have to have all of the answers. It also means your team can’t have any of the answers because the boss has them all.
What if our job as leaders was to make people think about solutions, rather than hand out solutions? What if our goal was to build the capability to solve problems on our team, not to just solve the problems ourselves?
Learning happens when people have to create solutions.
– Randy Hall, 4th Gear Consulting