As I was listening to the book today, one thing that stood out was a question she referenced when talking about how to help multiply the efforts of others. She encouraged the reader to ask the question "What kind of intelligence does this person have?"
I love this question because it does 2 things:
- It assumes everyone you work with is intelligent and insightful.
- It recognizes that the contributions of each person around you will be different and powerful if rightly understood.
Many times we look a person over, make some assumptions about their potential and then put them in a box that limits their contribution. What would happen if we asked this question of each person we worked with regularly? I think we would uncover and empower whole new pieces of their potential!