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  • Jonno White

Become the dumbest person in the room

Updated: Nov 17, 2022

One of the biggest challenges I see leaders experiencing is insecurity. They feel threatened by the people on their executive team.


So I love to challenge them with this counter-intuitive idea.


How could you become the dumbest person in the room?


I'm not suggesting you hit yourself on the head with a hammer to lose some braincells or stop learning.


No, I'm suggesting you look at your executive team and ask, "Who on this team is smarter than me?"


For some of you, the answer will authentically be 'no-one'. And that's okay.


But it's not okay to stay that way!


Great leaders leave great legacies because they aren't threatened by amazing people and they learn to surround themselves with people who are smarter than they are.


Trust me, when you become the dumbest person in the room when you're with your executive team...


That's the point you're truly on track to becoming a great leader and building a high-performance team who will achieve extraordinary things with you.


Not sure how to deal with some difficult people on your team, right now?