Share the power and you’ll multiply your team’s productivity, say these top executives.
“I view each person who works with me as an entrepreneur. We want to encourage people [to think of themselves as] owners of their area. It’s easier to recognize standout talent when you allow them to showcase how they ideate, or what they’d do.” —Rebecca Minkoff, cofounder, Rebecca Minkoff
“Develop a strategy with a team, rather than for a team. They’ll [be more willing to] push the boundaries if they are the ones who helped set the boundaries inthe first place.” —Ashley McCollum, general manager, BuzzFeed’s Tasty
“I make their problems my problems. This notion that we’re in it together gets people motivated. They don’t have to solve problems by themselves.” —Osman Khan, cofounder and CEO, Paddle8
“Remember your customer. There is nothing like the enthusiasm of a 2-year-old driving a [play] bus to remind you why that budget needs to be completed.” —Regina Asborno, deputy director, New York Transit Museum