Sep 4, 2015

If you suddenly find yourself having lunch with a leader you look up to, you better be a good steward of that opportunity. ASK QUESTIONS! And not just the notable leaders, you can also learn a thing or two from just about anyone. Get skilled at asking questions. It can help your leadership grow. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Phil 2:3

This morning, my Learner and Achiever themes were fired up when I came across an article by Michael Hyatt, “20 Questions to Ask Other Leaders”.

You can click 20 Questions to Ask Other Leaders to read his article or scroll below. I copied all 20 questions for you.
  • Can you name a person who has had a tremendous impact on you as a leader? Maybe someone who has been a mentor to you? Why and how did this person impact your life?
  • What are the most important decisions you make as a leader of your organization?
  • As an organization gets larger there can be a tendency for the “institution” to dampen the “inspiration.” How do you keep this from happening?
  • How do you encourage creative thinking within your organization?
  • Where do the great ideas come from in your organization?
  • Which is most important to your organization—mission, core values or vision?
  • How do you or other leaders in your organization communicate the “core values”?
  • How do you encourage others in your organization to communicate the “core values”?
  • Do you set aside specific times to cast vision to your employees and other leaders?
  • How do you ensure your organization and its activities are aligned with your “core values”?
  • How do you help a new employee understand the culture of your organization?
  • When faced with two equally-qualified candidates, how do you determine whom to hire?
  • What is one characteristic that you believe every leader should possess?
  • What is the biggest challenge facing leaders today?
  • What is one mistake you witness leaders making more frequently than others?
  • What is the one behavior or trait that you have seen derail more leaders’ careers?
  • Can you explain the impact, if any, that social networking and Web 2.0 has made on your organization or you personally?
  • What are a few resources you would recommend to someone looking to gain insight into becoming a better leader?
  • What advice would you give someone going into a leadership position for the first time?
  • What are you doing to ensure you continue to grow and develop as a leader?


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