Great Leaders Ask Questions

“Leadership is not as much about knowing the right answers, as it is about knowing the right questions.” – Bob Tiede

If you were in a rowboat with your team, how many of them would you want to have row? Might your answer be all of them? How happy would you be if you ended up being the only one rowing? Probably not so much. Why then would you want to tackle the challenges, opportunities, problems, and changes needed in your company by telling your staff what they should do?

Why would you not want to get all their oars in the water by asking them, “What do you think?” This one simple step has the potential to notably increase your leadership effectiveness! Leading with questions takes preparation, intentionality, discipline, and practice. Good news! If I can move from telling to asking, so can you!

Bob Tiede, author of Great Leaders Ask Questions, has been on the staff of Cru for 45 years and currently serves on the U.S. Leadership Development Team. He is passionate about seeing leaders grow and multiply their effectiveness. Listen in to a 30-minute webinar with Bob and Becky Robinson, and learn how to increase your leadership effectiveness by going from telling to asking.

If you enjoyed this video, you may also enjoy our upcoming webinar with award-winning entrepreneur and author Bonnie Marcus on the subtle ways we give away our power, and how to get it back. As the President of Women’s Success Coaching, Bonnie assists professional women to successfully navigate the workplace and position and promote themselves to advance their careers. Her book, The Politics of Promotion, offers women the tools and guidance they need to successfully navigate the realities of their organization, emphasizing the need to understand office politics to get the promotions and recognition they deserve.

Join Bonnie and Becky Robinson on June 4th at 1 PM ET to explore how women give their power away, and what they can do to take their power back. Discover the ways we choose to use our power, and how we subtly give it away. Learn more and register here.

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