Excerpted from “Great Leaders ASK Questions: A Fortune 100 List

Excerpted from my new free e-book: “Great Leaders Ask Questions: a Fortune 100 List”

“The greatest compliment ever paid to me was when one asked me what I thought and attended to my answer.”  Henry David Thoreau 

 ONLY ONE QUESTION

There is one question that Chris Hodges, pastor of the Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, Alabama, uses to grow his church. What is it? His only question that he continually asks all of his leaders is:

“What are you doing to develop leaders?”

The truth is no church, organization, or company can grow any faster than its ability to grow leaders!

 QUESTIONS THAT TAKE YOU PLACES NORMAL ICEBREAKERS WON’T

Would you like to have 3 questions that can instantly help you and your friends move your conversations beyond the weather and sports?

Here are 3 questions that two friends, who connect with each other about every 4-6 weeks, use to almost instantly connect at a deeper level:

“What’s on your schedule?”

“Who’s on your heart?”

“How can I pray for you?”

HOW CAN YOU HELP YOUR STAFF BE MORE EFFECTIVE?

Linda Hill and Kent Lineback state that the most important question a manager can ask is:

“What can I do to help you be more effective?”

Todd Garland suggests asking your staff:

“What can I do to make your life easier?”

Andy Stanley asks:

“How can I leverage my power for the sake of the other people in the room?”

Jenni Catron asks:

“Who needs to be encouraged?”

 DO THINGS EVER GO WRONG WHERE YOU WORK?

When they do, are you tempted to ask: “Who’s to blame?” Would you like to have a better question? Here it is:

“What can we learn from this?”

 DO YOU EVER HAVE STAFF COME TO YOU WITH COMPLAINTS? 

Don’t we all? Here is a game-changer question from Barry Rush:

“I hear your complaint – what is your request?”

A FRESH TAKE

Molly Harvey, a leadership expert, speaker and author shares this story:

A British wife — with no previous business experience — took over a company after the passing of her husband. Every month she asked her department heads 3 questions that allowed the company to grow from £10 million to £25 million in two years. Here are
the questions she would ask them:

“What are you doing?”
“What is not working?”
“What is working?”

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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 7 remarkable grandchildren.

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