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Ritual Questions Help Inform Effective Leaders

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Guest Post by Eric McNulty

High-impact leaders are insatiably curious — about themselves, the people who work for and with them, and the world in which they operate and beyond. Inquisitive leaders are effective because building knowledge and wisdom are essential to professional success.

Naturally curious people ask lots of questions and take time to reflect on the answers. Even if you aren’t naturally curious, you can build this type of reflection into both your agenda and the agendas of your employees by asking so-called ritual questions (example: “What have I...

5 Simple Questions Great Leaders Ask

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Guest Post by Gordon Tredgold

Originally posted @ Inc.

Great leaders don’t just provide great answers to questions; they also ask great questions. You can learn so much by asking great questions, and this a

What is “The Most Important Question a Manager Can Ask”?

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Guest Post by Linda Hill & Kent Lineback

From Harvard Business Review Blog Network

When is the last time you asked the group you manage, and the individuals in it, this simple question:

What can I do to help you be more effective?

What question could be more central to being a good boss?  If you want to manage and lead successfully, you’ve got to know what the people doing the work need. So why not ask them?

But the truth is, this question is not asked by bosses nearly enough.

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