My 6 Most Favorite “Leading With Questions” Quotes

This week marks the 6th Anniversary of LeadingWithQuestions.com! 

Following a theme of “6” – each day this week you will receive a Special 6th Anniversary Post sharing 6 Special Items:

I love “Quotes!”  I collect “Quotes!”  I have collected over 100 “Leading With Questions” Quotes.

Here are six of my most favorite “Leading With Questions” Quotes:

  1. “An effective leader will ask questions instead of giving direct orders.”  Dale Carnegie author of  How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936)
  2. “The leader of the past may have been a person who knew how to tell, but certainly the leader of the future will be a person who knows how to ask.” Dr. Peter Drucker, 1909 – 2005, Management Consultant
  3. A fool finds no pleasure in understanding, but delights in sharing his own opinions.”  King Solomon – Proverbs 18:2  
  4. “The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.”   Henry David Thoreau, 1817 – 1862, American author, poet & philosopher
  5. When you give advice the brain is basically asleep. If you engage them and ask them questions that help them come to their own insights, it comes alive.  Dr. Henry Cloud, author, speaker and psychologist
  6. Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person they are almost indistinguishable.  David Augsburger, Senior Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Fuller Seminary

Helping you increase your Leadership Effectiveness X10 by moving from “Leading by Telling” to “Leading With Questions” continues to be my only focus!

In closing, may I ask you for a huge favor?  Would you please take a few minutes to share with me how I might serve you more effectively during the coming year?  I am eager to hear and learn from you!

 

Bob Tiede

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bob has been on the staff of Cru for 49 years. He currently serves on the U.S. Leadership Development Team and is passionate about seeing leaders grow and multiply their effectiveness. Bob and his wife, Sherry, live in Plano, TX and are blessed with 4 incredible children and 6 remarkable grandchildren.

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