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

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

Guest Post by Linda Hill & Kent Lineback

Previously posted @ 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...