Lee J. Colan

Ask the Right Question

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Excerpted from “Getting the BEST from Yourself and Others” by Julie Davis-Colan and Lee J. Colan

“It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.” — Eugene Ionesco

The fastest way to change the answers you receive—from yourself and others—is to change the questions you ask.  Consider the possible responses to questions like these:

  • What happens if I fail at this?
  • How will I deal with this problem...

4 Questions Excellent Leaders Ask Underperforming Employees

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Guest Post by Lee Colan

Have underperforming employees? Learn what to ask them in order to boost performance.

Asking questions is the most powerful, yet underutilized, tool you carry as a leader. Questions force your team to think. Questions reveal assumptions and thought processes by the answers they elicit. Questions start a dialogue. Questions involve the other party in creating solutions, which builds commitment to those solutions. It all starts with questions leaders ask.

Here...

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