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Leading So People Will Follow by Erika Andersen

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Being Generous with Knowledge: How to Do It

The easiest way to be consistent about sharing what you know is to build it into your interactions. You can do this through reminder questions, which build your knowledge-sharing by making a habit of self-questioning at key junctures, and sharing mechanisms, which are scheduled times and places to share knowledge. Here are some examples of both:

Reminder questions

  • Whenever you’re about to make a key decision or take an important action, ask yourself, Is there anyone else who needs to be involved in this?
  • Whenever there’s been a mistake or problem, ask yourself, Did I have knowledge or information that could have helped avoid this?
  • Whenever someone is new to a role or project, ask yourself, What ...

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