Asking Great Questions - Pt I

Over the next three weeks we are going to learn from Bob Tiede’s book “Great Leaders ask Questions: A fortune 100 List”. 

Before we start – let’s define what it means to be a leader.

If a leader is defined as someone who has a follower, someone who has influence over another – than almost everyone is a leader. Operating daily with this definition in mind, we should all be more intentional in how we lead.

There are so many questions we should be asking ourselves. But do we ever take time to actually contemplate the answers?  Or do you find yourself forging ahead without much thought? Here are a few from Bob Tiede’s book that I found super challenging:

Questions to ask ourselves:

·         How do I add value around here?
·         Are you comfortable with silence? Why or Why not?
·         How has God surprised you lately?
·         Who do you say Jesus is?
·         What are you tolerating?
·         What would it look like if you were no longer tolerating it?
·         What is the one thing you know you need to do to remove this energy drain, and when will you do it?

 

Powerful questions – right? 

The point is to remind ourselves that we need to take time to ask ourselves tough questions. 

If you don’t have an answer to the questions above – take time this week to find the answers. 

Next week – questions my coach/mentor/Paul in my life should be asking me.

About the Author, Jim Brangenberg

Jim's Mission: To transform Christian-run businesses through mentoring Christian Business Owners (CBOs) by incorporating the servant leadership of Jesus Christ in their businesses, their home life and their walk with Christ.

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