I created this list of powerful questions for Leaders because many of the Leaders I work with say that they want to improve their Coaching skills. I believe that employing a Coach approach is valuable for Leaders because it builds their employees’ thinking skills, independence, and empowerment. It also increases two-way communication and allows the Leader to build their understanding of their operations and business.
Because asking questions is the most important coaching skill, I provided questions for Leaders to ask in my last blog post. Here are 10 more questions for Leaders to ask, which came from Choice Magazine (a magazine for Coaches). I have modified them slightly:
Exploring Problems with Provocative Questions
- What is the problem?
- Why is that a problem?
- How bad is the problem?
- What is that going to cost?
- What is stopping you from doing that?
- What do you think is causing the problem?
- If you don’t do anything about it, what will happen?
- What do you think that’s costing you?
- When does the problem get in the way?
- How does it create other problems?