Asking Great Questions - Pt III
Concluding our series on Asking Great Questions, let’s continue to look at a fantastic book I recently read by Bob Tiede “Great Leaders ask Questions: A fortune 100 List”. A leader is someone who has a follower, someone who has influence over another. You are a leader.
This week, lets focus our final set of questions on questions you should be asking your direct reports.
A great leader needs to be humble enough to ask these questions and listen for the answers.
Here are a few from Bob Tiede’s book:
A 360 review from your people…
· What do I need to start doing?
· What do I need to stop doing?
· What do I need to do more of?
· What do I need to do less of?
· What do I need to continue to do?
Take the pulse of your organization by asking your people these questions…
· What do you like best about this company/organization?
· What do you like least
· What would you change if you could?
· Who needs to be let go?
· What position needs to be filled?
· What product or service needs to be discontinued?
· What new product or service needs to be launched?
Jesus was the ultimate question asker.
He intentionally led conversation through questions that taught a lesson.
(here’s a great list of his examples in scripture) http://rivwarehouse.com/resources/messages/underthecushions/173questionsjesusasked.pdf
Start being a leader and stop being a teller, ask great questions. Check out Bob’s Tiede’s blog: www.leadingwithquestions.com .
What do you think? J
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.