How can we ditch the top-down leadership approach?
This is not an easy question, and we do not presume to have all the answers. However, it needs to start at a fundamental level.
When we think of team-building skills, we often focus on communication, active listening, problem-solving, critical thinking, teamwork, and trust.
However, we tend to ignore the even more fundamental human elements of the skills above. For example, to be an active listener, you need to have qualities of humility and empathy.
Now it’s quite easy to say that people should develop these qualities. However, it’s an entirely different thing to foster them in yourself—let alone in others.