Are you asking the right questions?

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 post, he suggests asking questions that will help you better understand your employees, rather than just a project or process. For example:

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