A major challenge many leaders face is getting their team members to open up and share ideas. Whether it’s in a large meeting or one on one, we can have a hard time getting others to share.
The challenge stems from the fact there are at least 3 types of people that we lead. And each one has a different way they’re comfortable sharing their ideas.
1. The outgoing one: You know who I’m talking about. He’s the first to speak up. For him, you don’t really have a problem getting him to speak up.
You ask, he speaks. And he speaks. And he speaks some more.
Getting him to not share is more of a challenge than getting him to let you know what’s on his mind.
I don’t think I have to go into much detail on getting the outgoing. Take him into the public arena and let him throw his ideas out there.