Why leaders should give the order, then back off

Jenna Fagnan, president of Tequila Avión, started out managing by telling her team exactly how to complete the work. That can stifle creativity and leave employees disconnected from the company vision. When she simply outlines the goal and steps back, "more times than not the person will do much more than I expected, or they'll figure out a much better way to get it done," Fagnan says.

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