Ask, Don't Tell: The Art of Humility in Leadership with Dr. Ed Schein

November 2, 2015
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Here in the United States leadership is often perceived as being mostly about directing and telling others what to do. But does this longstanding tenet actually support organizational engagement and productivity? Arguably no. Join host Beth Greenland for an eye-opening conversation with renowned thought leader Dr. Ed Schein as they discuss his 2013 book -Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling. Learn how we as leaders can build organizational effectiveness by acknowledging our dependence on those who report to us, and by asking questions from a place of respect and curiosity. In addition to the author of numerous publications, Dr. Schein is the Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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