1. Some intellectual gasbags respect confidence. “Thanks for your suggestion. That’s not going to happen. I’m open to other ideas.”
  2. Don’t allow ego to control response. Trying to put a fathead in their place is self-defeating.

What suggestions do you have for leading know-it-alls?

A note to readers:

This post is the continuation of “5 people who drive leaders nuts.”

  1. Know-it-all owls.
  2. Get-it-done squirrels.
  3. Cautious possums.
  4. Quiet sheep.
  5. Social butterflies.

10 Marks of Learn-it-all Leaders

How to Deal with a Know-It-All at Work

By Dan Rockwell