Herminia Ibarra wants you to get an outside opinion. For your business strategies and your professional development, it’s important to ask questions and consider alternatives to what’s already been done. As Ibarra says in her book Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader, the most common mistake leaders can do is be too introspective. While it’s important, it’s equally important to ask around, get feedback, and change accordingly.
Herminia Ibarra is the Cora Chaired Professor of Leadership and Learning, and Professor of Organizational Behavior at INSEAD. Prior to joining INSEAD she served on the Harvard Business School faculty for thirteen years. She is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Councils, a judge for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, and Chairs the Visiting Committee of the Harvard Business School. Thinkers 50 ranked Ibarra #9 among the most influential business gurus in the world.