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Smart Leaders Allow Their Teams to Fail Occasionally | Extraordinary Business

Take a minute and imagine being in a meeting listening to your team come up with a variety of plans to achieve a goal.  As each team member makes a suggestion, you are silently evaluating their plan for innovation and potential disasters as a smart leader.  Two of the three ideas are good and will probably be effective, but the third plan – the one they all seem excited about – is fraught with hidden challenges that will drive them crazy.  You sit back and ask the team to vote on which idea they will move forward with, knowing they will most likely choose the third option.  And when they pick #3, what will you do?

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