When leading Knowledge Flow Sessions, share with participants that “I don’t have a monopoly on good ideas and we will be our best only when we all share our opinions and ideas.” Encourage dialogue by asking participants to tell you “what’s right, what’s wrong and what’s missing” from your thinking.
Everyone’s opinions and ideas should be considered so ask people who are quiet to share what they think. Listen and consider the ideas put forth. Implement good ideas and give credit where it’s due. This practice reflects the character strengths of integrity, humility, curiosity and open-mindedness.
This is the forty-fifth post in our series entitled “100 Ways to Connect.” The series highlights language, attitudes and behaviors that help you connect with others. Although the language, attitudes and behaviors focus on application in the workplace, you will see that they also apply to your relationships at home and in the community.