Soledad O’Brien on How to Get the Most Out of Your Team


Being a great boss means leaving your ego at the door, says documentarian and entrepreneur Soledad O’Brien.

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When you’re the boss and writing people’s paychecks, it’s easy to fall into a trap of surrounding yourself with “yes” people. That’s not a good thing, says O’Brien. “I really had to encourage everyone to give honest and that’s as simple as saying, ‘You have to have ideas, you have to speak in this meeting.’” Explaining her style, Soledad breaks down what she tells her team: “My is not the idea. Criticize it, make it better!” This has resulted in better collaboration, and buy-in from all members of her team, from senior down to junior members. can come from anywhere, says Soledad, so leave your ego at the door and listen. Learn more at

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