Celebrating the 7th Anniversary of LeadingWithQuestions.com

To mark the 7th Anniversary of LeadingWithQuestions.com we are releasing my new free eBook “Now That’s a Great Question!” You can request your free download by clicking “HERE!”

As part of our 7th Anniversary Celebration this week we are sharing 5 excerpts – one each day – from “Now That’s a Great Question” – Today sharing the “Introduction”:

“Questions are like intricate brass keys which unlock
the lock boxes of people’s minds, hearts, hopes and
dreams.”
Bobb Biehl

What makes a Great Question? I am asking you! Before you read on, please take a couple of minutes to generate what you think might be the attributes of a Great Question!

Now that you have come up with your list you may be asking, “Bob, what do you think makes a Great Question?” Thanks for asking!

Here is what I think might be some of the attributes of a Great Question:

  • When you are asked a Great Question it unlocks things in you that were already there, but in ways that you have never before put together.
  • When you are asked a Great Question you are eager to answer.
  • A Great Question often shows you the way forward.
  • When you are asked a Great Question you feel respected, valued, and heard!
  • When you are asked a Great Question it can unlock a memory which you have not recalled for years.
  • When you ask a Great Question it does not just provide you with an answer, it actually deepens your relationship with the person being asked.
  • When you ask a Great Question it often helps the person you have asked solve their own problem.
  • Asking questions of others allows them to own their own decisions.

When you ask a question, if the person pauses, glances up at the ceiling, and takes some time to think before responding, you know you have asked a Great Question.

Question: You may be thinking, “Those are attributes of Great Questions, but how do I come up with the Great Questions themselves?”

Answer: That is a Great Question! Here is the best thing about asking Great Questions—you don’t have to be original! You can collect them! Every time you hear, read, or are asked a Great Question—write it down and add it to your collection! There will also be times when the person you asked may start their response with, “Now, that’s a Great Question!”—you will want to add those questions to your collection, too!

Don’t be surprised that most Great Questions are often very simple ones, like:

  • What do you think?
  • Can you please tell me more?
  • What did you learn from that experience?
  • What would you do differently next time?
  • How can I help?
  • What might be the solution?
  • X to Y by when?
  • Can you please tell me your story?
  • Why do you do what you do?

My hope for you is that you will find many more questions to add to your collection in the chapters of this book!

If you have not already read my first free eBook, Great Leaders ASK Questions – A Fortune 100 List, that too, may be a great resource to add to your collection.

Finally, if you are not already a subscriber to my blog, LeadingWithQuestions.com, you may also want to subscribe (it’s free) and additional Great Questions will pop into your inbox every Monday and Thursday morning!

And please know, I would be grateful to learn from you and add to my collection of Great Questions at the same time! Send the Great Questions you love to ask or have been asked, and the stories that go with them, to me at bob.tiede@cru.org.

You have just read the “Introduction” for “Now That’s a Great Question.”  You can request your free download of the entire book – all 30 Chapters – 162 Pages by clicking “HERE!”

If there was something you could do to increase the Leadership Effectiveness of all those in the shadow of your influence both at work and at home would you do it?

If so, then today is their lucky day!

You are invited to join the “Now That’s a Great Question Launch Team!”  As a “Launch Team Member” you will receive “Shareable Copy” that you can post and email that positions the opportunity to download the “Now That’s a Great Question” eBook as a gift from you.

It’s a Win/Win!

Your Friends Will Win by increasing their leadership effectiveness x 10 both at work and at home as they move from leading by telling to leading with questions!

You Win!  Because it’s coming from you – you will be the one they will be thanking for gifting them with this great new resource,  helping them grow as leaders at work and at home!  And you will be the beneficiary of a deepening relationship with all those in the shadow of your influence!

Please click “HERE” to join the “Launch Team!”  Then be looking for our emails with your shareable social media and email copy that you will be able to simply “Copy – Paste – Post/Email.”

Special Bonus:  in appreciation of all “Launch Team Members” who commit to sharing on social media and to emailing a minimum of 200 of their colleagues/friends/clients/prospects we will send you the printed version of “Now That’s a Great Question.”  The printed version is not available for sale – only for “Launch Team Members!”  (Offer to send the printed version is available for U.S.A.

Bob Tiede

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bob has been on the staff of Cru for 48 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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