By Chris Clarke-Epstein
Nice leaders have many skills, yet one severe ability -- usually unrecognized -- is the power to invite and resolution questions. This targeted publication bargains seventy eight questions that leaders in any respect degrees have to ask and solution either inside and out the association.
Leaders who grasp this question-response strategy will achieve a lot beneficial information regarding what's quite happening of their companies, in addition to the admiration of staff, consumers, and others with whom they have interaction.
The questions and solutions hide various universal and unusual events, together with: the necessity to attach staff' efforts to corporation objectives; layoffs, company downturns, and mergers; own crises of staff; training and mentoring classes; and purchaser retention. The publication even contains suggestion on answering questions while the answer's "I have no idea" or "I cannot inform you." With worksheets in each one bankruptcy, it prepares leaders to invite vital questions of:
* consumers ("Why do you do enterprise with our competition?") * staff ("What's a up to date administration selection you did not understand?") * or even themselves ("What do i would like to be remembered for?")
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It can paralyze you in times of crisis, cause you to cower in the face of an adversary, or lash out in an inappropriate direction. Fear will keep you silent when you should speak. Fear will open your mouth when it’s better left shut. And, worst of all for a leader, fear will convince you to back off and hide just when you need to be most visible. You don’t, however, need to eliminate fear in order to be a leader. If that were the case, only idiots could become leaders. Fear, in addition to being a powerful emotion, is a necessary one.
Listen to more than the words. Don’t be defensive and give in to the natural impulse to explain away the negative comments you hear. Accept your customer’s comments in the spirit in which they’re offered and don’t forget to say thank you. By the way, if you happen to work for American Airlines and would like to practice your questioning skills, please feel free to give me a call. ❚ ❚ ❚ 29 30 7 8 I M P O R TA N T Q U E S T I O N S E V E R Y L E A D E R S H O U L D A S K A N D A N S W E R 7. Why do you do business with us?
They fall in love with their customers and show it. How do you reward your clients? Often, in an attempt to build new business, we forget to value the business and clients we already have. Asking how to show gratitude is key to avoiding that trap. Not only will you hear about ways to say thank you, you’ll discover which thank yous are most meaningful for your customers. ❚ ❚ ❚ QUESTIONS LEADERS NEED TO ASK CUSTOMERS ❚ ❚ ❚ ❚ ❚ ❚ ❚ ❚ ❚ WHAT DID YOU LEARN? ❚ ❚ ❚ ❚ ❚ ❚ ❚ ❚ ❚ Learning when and how to ask questions of your customers is where you begin because asking questions of your customers is a good habit for leaders to develop.
78 important questions every leader should ask and answer by Chris Clarke-Epstein