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Donna Schilder

Professional Certified Coach

Leadership, Career, & Business Coach

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Donna Schilder

More Powerful Questions for Leaders

By Donna Schilder, MCC, Leadership, Career, & Business Coach
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.

Since asking questions is the most important coaching skill, I provided questions for leaders to ask in my last blog post.  Here are 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?

© Donna Schilder, MCC, Leadership, Career, & Business Coach of Glacier Point Solutions, Inc., 2018. (562)434-7822. You are welcome to reprint this article online as long as it remains complete and unaltered (including the About the author information at the end)

About Donna Schilder, Master Certified Coach (MCC)

Donna Schilder is an Executive Coach who provides a place for her clients to stand back, assess situations, reconnect to their goals, and choose the best approach to achieve business and personal success. Donna also owns Glacier PointSolutions, Inc. which provides Executive Coaching & Training to High Technology, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Professional Services, and Nonprofit leaders. Contact Donna at 562 434 7822 or