Empowering responsible risk-taking

Sometimes … people don’t feel authorized to take risks, so sometimes you just have to do something simple like empowering them…. So you give them credit for making a good decision, but if you make a bad decision, you take some responsibility for that yourself. That engenders a lot more responsible risk-taking behavior.

– Lonne Jaffe, CEO, Syncsort in The Corner Office with Adam Bryant (The New York Times)

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