When leaders ask questions, they usually have one of four main objectives in mind: to understand, assess, innovate or motivate. That’s according to The L Group co-founder Lee Colan. But the way we ask purposeful questions can affect whether we gain understanding or walk away empty-handed.
Colan puts it this way: “There is rarely a right answer to a wrong question.”
In a recent Inc.com post, he suggests asking questions that will help you better understand your employees, rather than just a project or process. For example:continue reading »