Ask “why?”

Dialogue goes two ways.

In a recent column in the New York Times, Warren Berger described how an executive he was interviewing complained that her employees simply weren’t asking enough questions.

It seems to me that it’s time for that executive to ask, “why?”  Why are they not asking questions?  What is it about her interaction style that closes down such an important channel of communications?

Self-awareness may be the single most important ability a leader can bring to work in the morning. How can I be better? What can I do to draw others to me, to allow them to trust me, and most important of all, to be worthy of that trust.

Self-awareness, like so much else that enables success, begins simply. It begins by asking, “why?”

Jim Hazy

Founder and CEO, Leadership Science, LLC

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