The whole point of that is, those words “What do you think?” are really a key to good leadership. They give you an opportunity to express your opinion, they show that your boss is interested in you, interested in your opinion and that he or she is willing to pursue what you are thinking about.
I think that’s how Eisenhower got along with all those people he had to deal with during the Second World War as a general. He had to deal with Patton, Stalin and Roosevelt, and with Marshall, Churchill, De Gaulle, and crazy Montgomery. They were a real bunch of characters. Ike got through it all and led us to victory. Because I’m sure a lot of times he asked that question “What do you think?” He didn’t necessarily do what they told him to do but they knew he was interested in what they had to say.
And that’s so important in our business. I want to know what the Marriott leaders are thinking and what direction they want to take our company in. Is your company’s leader asking you what you think? Don’t be afraid to share your opinions. A great leader listens and evaluates before making a decision.