Recognise This! – Knowing all the answers is not mark of a good manager; sharing, leading and doing is.

Regular readers know I’m a fan of the New York Times “Corner Office” column. Today on Compensation Cafe, I shared three lessons I learned from the interview with Tiger Tyagarajan, chief executive of Genpact. The three lessons are encapsulated in the difference between:

1) Knowing vs. Sharing – Knowing the answer has no value if you’re unable to share your knowledge with others so they can benefit from it as well.

2) Knowing vs. Leading – Leading others does not require knowing all the answers. It does require knowing what you don’t know, knowing who does know, and seeking those people out

3) Knowing vs. Doing – Leading others does not require knowing all the answers. It does require knowing what you don’t know, knowing who does know, and seeking those people out

Read the full post for more on each of these lessons, insights on each from Mr. Tyagarajan, and questions to ponder.

In what other ways can “knowing” be a false measure of success?

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