I am a firm believer in using questions to lead. I believe we need to engage the people we are leading at a deeper level and questions help that process. When I ask a question it does a few things:

  • It helps the person draw focus on what really matters. Too often we are experiencing the haze of too many issues grabbing our attention. Questions help demystify the next step- they give the ability to see past the haze.
  • Questions also help the person focus on what is most important.
  • Questions have the possibility to reveal the readiness level of the person I am trying to lead. If I can ask the right question I can help people increase their leadership influence… More on this later.

Recommended Resource: http://leadingwithquestions.com