A good leader isn’t afraid of questions. Bob Tiede joins Kevin to discuss the art of questioning, this includes the importance of asking open-ended questions, not putting people in a corner, giving them the time to respond, and the opportunity to say yes. He believes that leaders often hesitate to ask questions because they feel the need to project an image of having all the answers. However, he emphasizes that asking questions not only helps leaders gain valuable insights but also empowers their team members to contribute their ideas and perspectives.

Listen For...

00:00:00 Introduction to the podcast and guest, Bob Tiede
00:09:39 What keeps leaders from asking questions
00:11:32 Giving answers denies space for others to contribute.
00:13:06 Leaders who project having all the answers come across as unsure.
00:13:47 Asking questions as a leader is more important now.
00:22:09 The art of questioning includes giving people time to answer.
00:25:18 The mindset of a learner is important when questioning.
00:27:32 Creating a question culture through question storming.
00:28:53 Culture and generating questions to solve issues.
00:29:25 Bob's favorite question: "What do you think?"
00:30:04 The power of asking "What else?" multiple times.
00:37:34 Conclusion and invitation to join next week's episode.

Meet Bob

Bob Tiede
  • Name: Bob Tiede 
  • Bob's Story: Bob Tiede (pronounced “Tee-Dee”) has been on the staff of Cru (formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ) for 52 years – serving 8 years in Cru Campus and then 24 years as the CEO of Josh McDowell Ministry – a Division of Cru. And Now 20 years on the U.S. Leadership Development Team – developing the next generation of leaders for Cru. Bob’s blog is now in its 11th year and followed by leaders in over 200 countries. Bob has written 6 very popular books, including “Great Leaders Ask Question – a Fortune 100 List” and “Now That’s a Great Question” and his newest book is the 3rd Edition of “LEADING WITH QUESTIONS” which has been Amazon’s #1 Best Seller in the category of Business communication! Bob’s mission is to help leaders everywhere multiply their leadership effectiveness X10 by moving from “Let Me Tell You!” to “Let Me Ask You!” Bob has been married to Sherry for 53 years and is the proud Dad of 4 adult children – all married and 8 incredible Grandchildren – all who love to ask their “Papa Bob” questions!
"Part of the art of questioning is asking the question and then giving them time and relax … and wait for them to answer. The longer the silence, generally, the better the answer." Said by Bob Tiede on The Remarkable Leadership Podcast with Kevin Eikenberry

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