Listen To Your Employees

[S]top telling people what to do and … start asking them their opinion about the best way to get something done.

Josh Patrick, founder of Stage 2 Planning Partners, on the value of asking and actually listening to your employees.

When you ask first, you’ll learn instead of assume. And while it’s tough to trust employees, mistakes are important learning opportunities.

Set and communicate greater expectations for your team members, and their performance will reach greater heights.