There is a profoundly simple leadership skill that is often overlooked and underestimated. It is the practiced art of asking questions.
In this podcast episode, John Maxwell tells about a time when he had an opportunity to ask questions but felt unqualified to ask them. Because of this, he walked away without tapping into the valued resources who would have gladly shared their wisdom and experience with him – and who would have been honored to do so.
Have you ever walked away with unasked questions?
As John notes, every person you meet knows something you don’t know. If you don’t ask questions, you will never learn what they may have taught you.
Take a few minutes to listen to this podcast as the discussion continues with Mark Cole and Chris Goede, and learn how Mark developed seven leadership questions that he asked – and asked again – during the course of a year and how it helped him grow.
Then determine what your seven questions of the year would be for you this year.
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