The Leadership Collective Excerpt 2

lead with people Nov 27, 2023
Honor the Brilliance in the Room


Leverage your audience's knowledge.


As a speaker, you should never assume you hold all the knowledge on your chosen topic

Instead, recognize that you are speaking to a group of brilliant humans who have lots of great information in their brains already. When you are speaking to a group, acknowledge that your audience can contribute to what you have to say. You are just there to enhance their understanding.

By honoring the brilliance, you empower people to feel they can act on your information, rather than feeling they are starting from scratch.


By Dr. Christie McMullen - Founder and CEO of AIM

Educator turned entrepreneur, Dr. Christie helps make work fun so people don’t quit. She is the author of best-selling book "Learning Can Stick."