Let’s face it – we don’t have all the answers as leaders. One of the things I have learned over the years is that asking questions is OK. In fact, asking your team for help in solving a problem or getting the answer to a challenging question is a great way to make them feel needed and valuable. I believe successful leaders understand that asking questions – and listening with intention – is the best way to manage and lead.
If you’re not asking questions every day, you’re missing the opportunity to:
- find better ways to improve processes, create new business, and recruit loyal customers;
- discover possible flaws or challenges in your company; and
- engage employees in strategic planning and creative thinking.