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.
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.
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