One of the Most Underrated Leadership Skills

by | Oct 10, 2019 | Leadership, Reading

What is one leadership skill that you feel is very underrated? Be thinking about that…we’ll come back to it in a moment, because I’d love to hear what you think. 

In this leadership training session, I share my thoughts on one of the most underrated leadership skills. One that is often overlooked, but incredibly powerful when developed and utilized. And I learned more about it by reading Bob Tiede’s newest book, “Now That’s a Great Question”



Session Recap

  • Are you a benevolent dictator? Are you likable and kind, but making things all about you?
  • Great leaders ask questions. This helps your team think for themselves instead of relying on your opinion all the time. And that produces great results in the long run.
  • A few favorite quotes:
    • “Bob’s 4 most favorite questions: What do you think? What else? What else? What else?”
    • “Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable.” -David Augsburger
    • “Telling creates resistance. Asking creates relationships.” -Andrew Sobel
  • Great leaders build influence through relationships.



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