Too many leaders focus on the wrong questions. It happens way too often. They think they know the answer, but it couldn’t be farther from the truth. This usually happens when leaders become disconnected from their employees or just become too busy with everything else going on in their life.
Here are the three things to know before you can start asking the right questions:
1. There needs to be accountability and communication during every part of decision making.
Big decisions call for big discussion. As you know, it takes a lot of planning to carry out big plans. There are a few instances where decisions need to be made by the person in charge, but most likely there is some time for discussion on the best possible solution to each circumstance and this is found through talking with others who have the same goal in mind. When everyone is on the same page it creates a team who has the same desire.
Communication creates a team who is on the same page and that wants things better than where they are now. They want success.
2. Stop asking the question,”What can I get from this?”
If you are leading people, the question always needs to be, “What is this doing for those that I lead, the people around me and my customers?” There is success when good is done for others. Selfishness eventually brings destruction and that is a principle that never fails. When your own motive is the focus, the team suffers and teamwork fades away. This has to be a priority if success is your goal.
“How can I help others?” is the better question.
3. You have to know your definition of success.
You have to know what direction you are going. A personal mission statement. A mission statement for your business. Know them by heart. When you know where you are going, the decisions that you make are formed through these statements. There are less gray areas and decisions become easier to make when you know where you want to go.
Begin to focus on the right things and see just how big of a difference this makes.
Accountability through a team. Selflessness. Know what success truly means.
What is one good question that every leader needs to ask? You can leave your comment below.