To ask or not to ask? How is the question
by: Dan Berger
As leaders, we know it’s important to ask questions, and to ask them well. “Why did you think that was a good idea?!” is a great way to go only if you don’t want a constructive answer. But “How could we have made this idea work?” That starts a conversation.
Yahoo! Small Business Advisor recommends other good questions to ask employees:
1. Do you have everything you need?
2. What can be improved?
3. How am I doing?
4. What’s keeping you up at night?
Good questions should foster healthy conversations and inspire growth. Not leave an employee feeling embittered or hurt. Entrepreneur offers other good questions to start a healthy conversation with employees: “What’s something you’d like to get better at next month?” or “What roadblocks or breakdowns have frustrated you this month?”continue reading »