10 Questions You Should Ask Every Leader

I am reading a book called “The Art of Authenticity” and in the book over a couple of chapters it talks about understanding what makes strong leaders and deciding who you should follow.
I have pulled these 10 questions out of those chapters:

  • ​What was your first leadership role?
  • When you think about the process of becoming the leader that you are today, what experiences stand out for you as turning points? ​​​
  • How do you choose people to hire for your team?
  • Do you look from resume virtues or eulogy virtues first when you make a hiring choice?
    (Resume virtues are the skills you bring to work,  Eulogy virtues are things people say about you when you die.)
  • What kinds of behaviors irritate you in colleagues?
  • Whom do you admire?
  • How would you describe yourself as a leader?
  • What kinds of situations bring out the best in you?
  • What kinds of situations bring out the worst in you?
  • What is the hardest thing you have ever done as a leader?

​I will be spending the next couple of weeks with my mentors and leadership team finding out their thoughts on these questions and this is one of those non-technical things I felt inclined to share.  I am sure this book will spawn a few more these short posts.

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