If you are a leader in your organization, it’s easy to assume that people look to you for answers… that you should have all the answers… and having all the answers is the only way to build people’s trust in your competence.
But in this day and age, when the world is changing so fast and so much is uncertain… having all the answers is absolutely impossible… and pretending do so fools no one and completely erodes trust…
I think in today’s world it is not necessary for leaders to have all the answers.
Instead, it is necessary for leaders to ask great questions.
Leaders today should ask bold inspiring questions.
Then convey that they don’t have all the answers.
And ask for help to find the right answers.
Asking these kinds of questions means admitting that you don’t know everything.
And that can make you feel vulnerable.
But that is exactly what makes people trust you and connect with you.
If done right, this can spark innovative thinking within the organization.
So, what makes a great question?
Well, that’s a great question 😊
Here are some characteristics of great questions:
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