Ask Yourself 'Leading' Questions
A basic challenge of leadership is to stay ahead of those who you are leading. Certain messages must get out before it’s too late. Meeting agendas must include topics to maintain adequate progress toward milestones. Issue resolution must be coordinated to be affective.
Miss the timing on any of these and you lose control. But if you keep asking yourself the right questions, it’s easier to prepare.
Ask Yourself “Leading” Questions
Keep asking yourself the appropriate leadership questions. Here are some examples from various situations to get you started:
- What project events are next? What are the urgent objectives? What needs to be communicated? How does the agenda need to be prepared?
- What are the new risks or issues to be addressed? Who is affected? How must they be involved? How best do we communicate to the effected?
- What are the next decisions to be made? What information is needed? What type of session is needed to bring participants to agreement? How do these decisions need to be communicated? Who gets the communication?
- What are the next challenges to getting work done? Is there a working session to troubleshoot the most urgent problem? Are all the right representatives involved? Are actions being taken to maximize participation? Does the agenda allow for discussion of all interests and concerns?
- When are the next meetings
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