One of the biggest mistakes you can make as a leader is thinking you always need to have the answer. Yes, people look to you for guidance, but part of guiding a team means helping them learn and discover solutions for themselves, rather than feeding them the “right” answers — which may not even be right at all.

Instead, you should strive to be curious, open-minded and inquisitive, which will in turn drive your employees to do the same.

“Any leader knows he or she sets the tone for the culture,” said Rick Rome, CEO of on-demand laundry service WashClub. “When that culture starts to resonate in employees, it builds bigger, better, brighter companies.”

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