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How Leaders Can Inspire Their Teams to Think Bigger Your team has big ideas. To unlock them, you must first build an environment of support and encouragement.

By Adam Bornstein

This story appears in the April 2021 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Federico Gastaldi

Q: I hired a lot of big thinkers, but I don't feel like I'm getting the most out of them. How can I? — Leslie, Peoria, Ill.

You're thinking the right way about your business — not only about the importance of ideas from your team but the role you need to play to encourage them.

When I first started hiring people, an entrepreneur I knew gave me terrible advice: He said that my team would be happy as long as the business was successful. If only job satisfaction were that easy! I learned that people are the heart of any business, and they require (and deserve) management that inspires both growth and creativity.

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