When being a good leader you not only need to construct a good team, but you need to allow them to be successful on their own. Sometimes in order to do this, we just need to shut up. While it might be hard to hold back your voice, you may be missing out on the value around your table when your voice is the only one being heard.

Instead of dominating the conversation, try and see what the power of silence can do. Silence is a key component of a conversation and allows your team to strategically think and problem solve. By giving them an opportunity to come to the same solution you did, you can be confident that your team is thinking as critically as you are.