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.