National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard

Lead by Asking

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Guest Post by Eric McNulty Having interviewed many leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, I’m often asked, “What makes a great leader?” Specific characteristics may vary by industry and context, but one that consistently shines through is the ability to pose meaningful—and sometimes deceptively simple—questions. Here are six that apply to anyone hoping to hone his or her leadership acumen and impact. 1. What do you think? Early in my career, I had the…