When was the last time you sought some input from someone a little lower down the organization chart from you? It’s easy to get in the habit of only seeking input from our peers and managers while forgetting the valuable counsel available from others. Even worse, I’ve known co-workers who rarely sought input from anyone else, which invariably led to relationships lacking in trust.
The Bible encourages those who are wise to seek input from others. “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisors they succeed.” (Prov 15:22).
Who surrounds you that might not have been given a chance to offer advice? A seasoned employee that you’ve not worked with much? A young intern new on the job with fresh ideas? A trusted administrative assistant who only gets to listen to plans being made instead of contributing to them? Consider asking someone for input today that you may have overlooked. It’s not just for their benefit – it’s for yours.
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