30 Leaders share their favorite Leadership Questions

During our recent Leading With Questions Webinar – I was eager to learn from all those participating.  We asked them:

“What are a couple of your favorite questions to ask those you lead?”

They responded immediately!

My co-host began to share their incredible questions.

And when she took a breath I said, “Wow – these are incredible! Thank you so much!  I love learning from you! Your questions are fantastic!”  And then I added,  “Do not be surprised if you see a future blog post sharing your terrific questions!”

Today you are the beneficiary!  Here are the great questions they shared:

  • How did you learn ‘that’?  or What do you recommend as a course of action to learn about ‘that’? How can I gain expertise?   Jane Anderson
  • Who is really good at this?  Who would you like to help you?  Lee Ann Avery
  • What is the biggest challenge for you in this?  Neal Black
  • What great books have you read lately and how have they influenced you?  Keri Chriswell
  • What is the greatest “Spiritual” question you have been asked? Scott Curtis
  • How do you think we can sort this out?  Serhan & Gozde Gench
  • Share with me what you have been working on this week?  Beth Marshall
  • How can I help YOU? Anna Pruszynska-Garcia
  • How can I help you be successful today?  Sonia Watson
  • What does our company do best?  What do we need to improve upon?  Cathy Westmoreland
  • What are you learning lately?  Michael Whitney
  • What do you need to know that you think I know that would help you?  Larry Askew
  • What feeds your passion?  Kim Chauvin
  • How can I help you move X initiative forward?  Lisa Coburn
  • What have you learned this week that you can share?  Amy Dinning
  • How would you approach this?  Brian Falony
  • How might we……? John Watson
  • How did you come up with …….?  Is there another way?  Jason Gehrs
  • What would you do differently next time?  Heidi J.
  • What would make the most difference to you?  Julie Nimmons
  • Steve Jobs used to ask: “Is that the best you can do?”  Ric Routh
  • What do you wish I had asked you?  Joyce Millender-Steele
  • When it comes to……., what is your biggest challenge?  Kevin Patel
  • In terms of making (Company Name) the best place to work, what should we start, stop and keep doing? In terms of helping you be most effective in your work, what should I stop, start and keep doing? Dave Peebles
  • What have I forgotten to ask?  Barbara Reilly
  • What worked?  Cyndi Barber
  • In an interview, asking the employer “What do you love and hate about this company?” Matt Eisenman
  • Help me understand……..?  How can I be of service?  John Hackett
  • What’s going well?  What are you committed to completing this week?  What did you finish this week? Becky Robinson

To all those named above – Thank You very much for adding your terrific questions to our “Leading With Questions” toolbox!

Today I would love to learn from you – in the “comment” box below can you please share:

“What are a couple of your favorite questions to ask those you lead?”

If you missed our free “Leading With Questions Webinar” you will be glad to know it was recorded!  To listen/watch please click “HERE!”

And to reach the free “Leading With Questions” Resources webpage shared during our webinar please click “HERE!”

Bob Tiede

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bob has been on the staff of Cru for 52 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 8 remarkable grandchildren.

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One thought on “30 Leaders share their favorite Leadership Questions

  1. Bob,
    I’ve spent my life as a pastor and teacher. I have been amazed with the difficulty staff members and church leaders struggle to answer the question: How have you seen God at work this week?
    If our leadership can’t see God at work, how can the congregation as a whole?

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