QUESTIONS EFFECTIVE LEADERS ASK

QUESTIONS EFFECTIVE LEADERS ASK

Effective leaders strive to better understand everybody’s work experience and their individual goals. Effective leaders also value each person’s talent and experience and what he or she has to offer as a full participant in the company’s mission, goals, and success. With this in mind, we use the following questions to guide regular discussions at Transformation Systems, Inc.:

  1. How satisfied are you with your job? Can you tell me what you believe might increase your level of satisfaction?
  2. How clearly are your job responsibilities defined? Would you like to receive additional communication of expectations and clarification of your responsibilities? If so, can you tell me more about that?
  3. How much continuous feedback do you receive to help you achieve? Would you like additional feedback and/or additional encouragement? If so, can you tell me more?
  4. What are your perceptions of the attitudes, relationships, and happiness in your business unit and throughout the company?
  5. What changes in attitudes, relationships, and happiness, if any, would you like to see? What could help make that difference?
  6. Does working at a company with a mobile and sometimes virtual workforce enable your creativity and/or have a beneficial impact on your life? If so, how?
  7. How does being an employee here compare favorably to other organizations where you may have worked? Unfavorably?
  8. What is the single most important change you think should be made that would help you flourish as a professional here?
  9. Is there additional clarity you would like around our strategic plan including vision, mission, guiding principles, values, strategic goals, and tactical objectives?
  10. Is there anything else you would like to share with me regarding your work experience?

 

 

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Marta has dedicated her career to leadership consultancy while serving as board member, author, catalyst, coach, mentor, researcher, speaker, trainer, volunteer, and fundraiser. An internationally acclaimed speaker, Marta energizes leaders and fuels change with her dynamic programs. From Washington DC to Scotland to South Africa to Singapore, program attendees leave feeling empowered with clear intention and laser focus on the actions needed to achieve new peaks of performance. With a passion to share proven strategies that drive client results, Marta has authored several business books including Energized Enterprise, Everybody’s Business, Leaders in Motion and the Transformation Desktop Guide. Marta serves as Chairman of the Board of Easter Seals Serving DC | MD | VA, Secretary of the Board for the Northern Virginia Technology Council, and is on the Board of Directors for the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) National Capital Chapter.