Reed Hastings: No rules rules talk about “don’t seek to please your boss.” In the end, it is about the company, not an individual persona. It is okay to be dissent, ask questions, and give feedback.
It reminded me of Ray Dalio’s Radical openness. If the organization and management run on pleasing their leaders, how will employees think, give constructive feedback, or question the authority?
As a leader, if you are hiring people to please you and your ideas, you are killing innovation and destroying your companies value.
A leader cannot always be right. They cannot alone run the big ship. They need free thinkers, decision-makers, and A+ players to lead, question, and take the organization to a new high.