This leadership style generates exceptional results by:
1. Cultivating a work environment of open communication and knowledge sharing by soliciting input and creating the psychological safety necessary for diverse opinions. This fosters a more engaged team, leading to better decision making and innovative approaches.
2. Making leaders master delegators. Leaders who “borrow brains” understand their own limitations of time, energy and knowledge. They empower Team Members by providing them with tasks that uses their expertise. This fosters a sense of ownership and allows the Team Members to develop into better decision makers and problem solvers.
3. Building a strong network of advisors. Leaders “borrow brains” by surrounding themselves with mentors, coaches and subject-matter experts. This diverse network offers valuable insights, challenges biases, and provides crucial guidance for the leader in complex situations.

The question: “Whose brains are you going to borrow to produce a better outcome to a problem?”