Is this urgent or essential? What should you stop doing? These two questions laid the foundation for the questions that great leaders ask.
The third question Mike Maddock contributes in this Forbes article is another step in leadership development; “What makes you feel strongest?”
There is no doubt when it comes to great leaders they understand their strengths and weaknesses. They know the areas where they are weak and how to find the individuals who have strengths in those areas.
By doing so, great leaders continue to focus on their strengths. Numerous sources claim that leaders should focus 80% of their time in areas of their strengths and only 20% in areas of weakness.
While this may sound opposite to what we might consider the right approach, great leaders tend to prove the theory.
Focusing on the areas of passion and strength makes a good leader great, and a great leader outstanding.
The challenge for us is taking the time to ask the right questions and make sure we are providing the answers to deliver what is needed to reach our greatest potential.