Why You Need to Ask Questions
The reason that effective leaders
ask questions, writes bestselling
leadership author and speaker John
Maxwell in his new book, Good
Leaders Ask Great Questions
, is that questions are the most
effective means of communicating with people. They also
allow leaders to unlock doors that would normally be
closed, build better ideas, gain different perspectives, and
break free of the "mental laziness" of comfortable, unchallenged
mindsets — just to name a few of their advantages.
As Maxwell explains, "If you want to make discoveries, if
you want to disrupt the status quo, if you want to make
progress and find new ways of thinking and doing, you
need to ask questions."