Mastering the Art of Asking Questions is essential if you want to succeed. It’s not simply a matter of getting in the habit of utilizing questions in your interactions with people. It’s really about learning how to ask the right questions at the right time.
Author Archive | Michael Beck
By effectively developing others, you elevate everyone. As people grow and stretch, their value and their sense of pride expand, which in turn, elicits excellence from them and the entire organization.
The idea of expecting excellence isn’t new, nor is the premise that every leader should expect excellence from his or her team. But just like everything a leader says and does, it’s not so much a matter of “what” he or she does as much as it is about “how” they do what they do. […]
Despite the hundreds of books, programs and websites devoted to leadership, the truth is that leaders can’t be trained. Leaders need to be developed.
Eliciting excellence in others is the essence of leadership, and one of the most effective means of eliciting excellence is to instill a sense of pride in those around us.
Does success change you? Does becoming successful cause you to think and act in a different way? Understanding the answer to this question has significant implications for your future.
Most companies take a good approach to developing leaders, but generally miss the point. There’s a lot of emphasis placed on good decision making, effective communication, and team building. And all those are important, but don’t address what matters most.
There are many aspects to leadership that parallel the philosophies, concepts, and perspectives of Zen Buddhism. I don’t profess to have a great depth of knowledge regarding Zen Buddhism, but from the insights I do have, I can see the application with respect to effective leadership.
One of our obligations as a leader is to develop people. In fact, it to be one of the cornerstones of excellent leadership. Effectively developing people accomplishes several important things for us and our organization.