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Level Up – “Tell Me What To Do” to…”I Think”

Ladder of Leadership – Level Up

Here’s a start: recognize when your people are trying to get you to “tell them what to do” and resist it.

The first rung of the ladder is “tell me what to do” You job is to hear what “tell me what to do” sounds like (people often camouflage it) and resist the urge to tell them what to do. Instead, help them level up to where they are saying “I think…”

Learn more about the other 5 rungs of the Ladder

3 approaches to help someone Level Up:
  1. Change Perspective (put them in your seat)
  2. Fast Forward (imagine it’s a date 6 months from now)
  3. Make the change small (talk about a part of the decision)

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