It can raise concerns to lead specialists who know more about subject matters than you do. Learn how to deal with it.
As a manager, it can be frustrating when you cannot provide the technical information your employee needs to solve problems or perform tasks.
Many leaders see their role as giving information rather than gathering it. There is pressure to “come up with the answer” quickly or else risk looking weak. Too many leaders believe, that they need to know more than the people they lead.
When you are leading specialists who know more about subject matters than you do, remember that you as the leader should be the specialist in the discipline of leading.
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