I made a mistake.
I was wrong.
I’m not sure.
I don’t know.
Would you help me?
Could you help me understand? I’m not sure I get it.
What do you think?
What do you suggest?
What would you do?
No one likes to show their ignorance, or admit they are wrong. When we become a leader, we might feel even less likely to show our vulnerability. After all, aren’t we supposed to have the answers when we are the boss? Didn’t we get the job because of our expertise?
Take a deep breath.
No one has all the answers, including you. And even if you did you don’t, remember?, saying things like the ten phrases above would still be in your best interest. Here’s why.
You must be a learner. You can’t know it all. You don’t even need to know it all. You have a…
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