It is misguided to think that the formal leader (like me) will have the best idea. Most of you have forgotten more about the machinery that you use daily than I will ever know. Why should I be trusted when machines are being discussed?
Therefore, if I am the leader, it is my job to find the best idea, not have the best idea.
So, no matter who you are, speak up when you have a good idea or a good solution.
And, if you are the leader, make sure that everyone is heard. It may just get us to a better place.
PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace
Since 2005, he has been sharing his thoughts on the organization, leadership, and communication in an online daily note to teammates called Daily with HQ.