“Has your team ever gotten stuck in brainstorming what might be the best possible ways forward? Do you have a backup question that will instantly get them un-stuck? Here it is:
“How can we do this (whatever your team needs to do) in a way that will guarantee its failure?”“
Bob Tiede’s “Great Leaders Ask Questions” is a wonderful (free!) book about, well, asking questions.
The title of the book is self-explanatory, but the main importance of the book comes...
Guest Post by Jüri Kaljundi
As leaders and managers, quite often we run our teams and companies on auto-pilot. We have a gut feeling of how we are doing. We think we know what our employees are doing and what they are thinking. For any leader like me and you, that gut feeling is very important. But it needs input to work well.
Do we really know what the current status in our team or with a single employee is? Often we don’t. Weeks or months can fly by in our busy days with no reflection on these issues. I’m often personally guilty of...