Source | www.forbes.com | Mike Myatt
The best leaders don’t engage in monologues; they stimulate conversations. They understand conversations are not competitions to be won, but opportunities to enrich, inspire, challenge, illuminate and learn. So, what makes for great dialogue? Great questions.
I’ve always said, a leader’s job is not to leverage their people, but to create leverage for their people. Put another way, smart leaders find out what their people need to be successful and then provide those things to them – a difficult task for the disengaged leader…
Whether you like it or not, your success as a leader will be largely tied to your team building ability. Not only do great leaders understand how to recruit a top executive team, but they also understand how to build cohesion among team members through collaboration while addressing specific situational and contextual needs. They understand how to use intelligent questions to advance the betterment of those they lead.
The best leaders always have a great feel for the pulse of their organization. They realize the importance of being consistently, purposefully and intensely engaged with their team. They understand how to unlock hidden value and unleash creativity and passion with the use of well-timed questions.