Often, leaders have great new ideas. They attend conferences, network and read and sometimes get very excited about implementing these ideas in their organization. They bring these ideas to their team and wonder “why are they not as excited as I am about this new idea?” Why does there seem to be such resistance? This is so confusing for the leader who really believes this is the right thing to do.
Has this leader achieved any buy-in from the team? Or does the group feel like this new idea is another in a long list of commands from the boss? It was just a suggestion but because you are the boss, some feel they have no option but to do what you are suggesting. These same people will get behind the leader if you take the time for an important process called “buy in”. So how about just planting the seed?
Mention you heard about a new idea that might really help your organization. Ask for some of your staff to learn about the idea and then bring their thoughts to the next meeting. Be patient while they learn and maybe get excited themselves. Be open to their feedback. Maybe they will love the idea or have some different ideas.
Let others share your passion. Collaborative leadership builds strong teams. Are you up to giving this a try?