On Twitter I recently tweeted “Remarkable Leaders are great question askers.” Which got a number or retweets and comments.
In part because of these recent events, and in part because I will be leading a teleseminar September 3rd, entitled, Remarkable Leaders Ask Great Questions, I’ve been thinking about the power of questions, the questions we ask, how we ask them, and how they help us (and others).
It is an overlooked leadership skill.
It is rarely talked about in your organizational leadership development workshops.
In fact, even in the leadership area where people might think about it – coaching and mentoring – it is still overlooked and under-appreciated.
Make this your leadership activities for today:
1. Make a note of how many open-ended, engaging, curious questions you ask in the next 24 hours.
2. If possible, capture them on a list.
3. Review the list, identifying the best questions you asked.
4. Set a goal tomorrow to ask more and better questions.
Repeat this for a week and you will have made great progress question asker. Then, once you see the value that you’re gaining, you will see why I am urging you to sign up for the teleseminar on September 3rd.