Curiosity killed the...
...cat, not the leader. We talked all things staying curious and as well as learning Lee isn't a morning person too, along with some niche music and film references, the conversation got me thinking.
I like to think I am a curious person and that I reflect this in my leadership style and approach. I would describe myself as openminded and people who have worked alongside me have said I help to create psychologically safe environments and encourage people to learn, grow and thrive. All things that feel important to me as a curious leader.
However, after Lee and I recorded our episode on staying curious as a leader it got me thinking about a few things that I don’t think I’ve considered enough.
Is my inquisitive nature (some might say nosy) always getting the best out of others in the spirit of learning, both theirs and mine? Or am I on occasion borderline intrusive. I would like to think I have enough emotional intelligence to work out when I might be overstepping the mark but it was definitely a thought that I ruminated on for sometime after our conversation and am still considering how I work out the answer to that one. (You know us we love feedback so finding a way to get this feels key to understanding my impact in this space).