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The Best Leaders Always Ask These Questions

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Guest Post by John Ryan While exploring potential assignments near the end of my career with the U.S. Navy, I sought out advice from a trusted mentor. “What’s your goal for the time you have remaining with the Navy?” he asked when we had a chance to sit down for a chat. When I told him that wasn’t clear yet, he asked another question: “What do you enjoy most?” “That’s easy,” I told him. “Helping people unleash their potential.” I’d had the privilege of doing that not only through teaching colleagues how to fly Navy planes but…