Coop Director suggests that we trust our teams


In a piece for Cooperateur, La Coop Fédérée Director Colette Lebel asks what would happen if if we just trust our teams instead of depending on our individualism all the time?

Ms. Lebel says that over her career, she has learned much about letting go of the reins, in business and in pedagogy. She also explores the example of former Lac-Mégantic mayor Colette Roy Laroche, who stood in the ruins left by an exploding oil train and let her citizens dream up, then plan out, their city’s rebirth.

Ms. Lebel also points to Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg, who says that individualism is not a surefire path to success at all.

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