Overprotective parents are called “helicopter parents,” which is a great shortcut to make a really important point:
Kids need to be allowed to learn from their mistakes. And they can’t do when a circling parent won’t let them make any in the first place.
So, maybe we need a term like that for the overprotective sales managers holding back their reps.
It’s a great example of a failure to harness the multiplier effect, which is a powerful concept you can use to make everyone on your team smarter and more effective.
David came on the show today to explain:
- What the multiplier effect is and how to harness it
- Why reps need to make (and learn) from their own mistakes
- Why coaches should listen more than they talk
Check out the book that inspired David:
- “The Multiplier Effect” — Liz Wiseman
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