Your leadership is only as good as the team that follows you. The stronger your team, the more successful your leadership impact. Part of leading a strong team is asking strong questions.
Some of your strategic questions should include:
Who on your team is discouraged and thinking of leaving?
Who is losing momentum because they don’t have the resources they need to be successful?
Who has the next game-changing idea for your company?
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While these questions build momentum, they still have the potential to miss the mark and fail to hit on what your team actually needs. There is one question that strikes at the heart of what your team requires from you. It cuts through the tape and directly gets you what you need to know.
The best question great leaders ask their team often:
“What do you need from me?”
It sounds simple. It sounds flippant. But when asked with a completely genuine attitude, it is a game changer for your company. Why?
Because it says you care.
It says your team matters to you.
It says your role is to help the team succeed.
It says that you have the resources and power to help and you will actually deliver help.
Most leaders never ask this question, or never actually mean it. It’s too vulnerable. It’s too personal. It makes them feel less-the-boss.
This one question separates you from insecure, disconnected leaders. This question helps you to stay informed and engaged with your team.
When you ask this question and mean it, the answers will usually surprise you. Some on your team will ask you to pray for them. Some will share personal stories with you. Some will share incredible ideas for the future. Most will be surprised, and will soon turn the question on you.Part of leading a strong team is asking strong questions. Click To Tweet
Get out and walk the halls of your company. Listen to the people you lead, and you’ll be amazed at what it does for your team.
What other benefits do you see from asking the question “What do you need from me?”