Book Review: Good Leaders Ask Great Questions
Good_Leaders_Ask_Great_Questions by John C. MaxwellOnce leaders assume their positions, they tend to stop asking questions of themselves and others. However, John C. Maxwell believes that asking the right questions can be advantageous. In Good Leaders Ask Great Questions, Maxwell explains why questions are so important and what questions you should be asking yourself and your team. This book is now available as a Soundview Executive Book Summary.
“Never forget: good questions inform; great questions transform! What questions have others asked of you that have made a positive difference in your life? What questions have you asked others that are helping you even today? Become intentional from this point on in being a questioner. You should even ask questions of yourself,” writes Maxwell. He invited people from around the world to ask him any leadership question and he answers 70 of them throughout the book. He shares leadership questions he has gathered from others and from his own experience that will inspire leaders to ask great questions that will improve their leadership skills and career in a simple and straightforward way. Executives may particularly benefit from “What Must I Do to Lead Myself Successfully?” and “How Do I Resolve Conflict and Lead Challenging People?”
Whether you are a seasoned leader or new to leadership wanting to take the first steps, Good Leaders Ask Great Questions will change the way you look at questions and improve your leadership life. You will know the key questions to ask and overcome poor leadership to develop your talent within your organization.
What are the questions leaders should ask themselves? What questions should they ask members of their team? He then responds to the toughest problems leaders have presented to him. Using social media, Maxwell offered the floor to followers with unanswered questions about what it takes to achieve their professional best, and selected seventy questions on the most popular topics, including:
— How can I discover my unique purpose as a leader?
— What is the most effective daily habit that any leader should develop?
— How do you motivate an unmotivated person?
— How would you work with a difficult leader who has no vision?
This book is a thorough, insightful response to those readers and anyone who feels they have plateaued on their journey to develop their ultimate potential. Every leader has room to grow, and the advice in these pages will help readers assess their current position, and structure an effective plan to achieve their goals.