Here’s David Cote, CEO of Honeywell Inc:
Your job as a leader is to be right at the end of the meeting, not at the beginning of the meeting.
And here’s Barack Obama, President of the United States:
I think that I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m gonna think I’m a better political director than my political director.
Is it likely that a person with the latter worldview will come out of a meeting knowing/understanding more than he did when he went into it?