More Powerful Questions for Leaders

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

  1. What is the problem?
  2. Why is that a problem?
  3. How bad is the problem?
  4. What is that going to cost?
  5. What is stopping you from doing that?
  6. What do you think is causing the problem?
  7. If you don’t do anything about it, what will happen?
  8. What do you think that’s costing you?
  9. When does the problem get in the way?
  10. How does it create other problems?

Be the Leader you’ve always wanted to be!