Terms like Freedom, Trust, and Responsibility tend to appear everywhere. The idea behind these phrases is great. Self-organizing teams that do produce an outcome that adds value for the customer. Ain't that a dream?
"When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new." — Dalai Lama
In my life and career, I learned a lot about and through public speaking. As a people manager, it's part of my job. But where I learned way more is through listening, deep and uninterrupted listening.
The most important fact when working together is knowing the people you are working with. Who are they and what makes them get up in the morning, what drives them, what values are they living by, why, and how they are motivated.