The art of asking questions is a great skill for any analyst to possess. The art of listening through the silence waiting for others to answer is at the heart of what makes a great facilitator. And, the ability to do that with oneself is one of the things that I think makes a really good leader. In the spirit of asking and listening for answers, I challenge other women leaders to think about the following:
- What are your greatest attributes and are you valued for using them?
- How do you want to be remembered by your staff and your superiors?
- If you could have your organization stop doing one thing, what would it be and why?
- What is one thing you are scared of – yet want to do – and how can you challenge yourself to do it anyway?
- Are you overdue for a vacation? What would be better in your work and personal life – if you just took it? What would fall apart? Plan accordingly.
- Without thinking about it too long, what is one thing you miss since you have been working in a mostly virtual environment? How can you attain the essence of that virtually?
- Are you more competitive or cooperative?
- Are you growing leaders in your organization?
- Without thinking about it too long, what is the best thing about working in a mostly virtual environment? How can you attain the essence of that if you go back to a physical office?
- If you had one thing to do over professionally, what would it be? Can you make an impact on that thing now?
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