A leading question is an attempt to get someone else to communicate their understanding of facts, knowledge, or feelings. From a legal perspective, it is often used to get someone to answer a question in a specific way, leading them to often incriminate themselves or someone else.
At times, leaders may need to use both. We use questions for several reasons.
1) When others are encouraged to communicate, they feel appreciated and important.
2) We learn more by listening. We learn about feelings, desires, struggles, joys, and sorrows.
3) We create a powerful learning environment. Leaders will be surprised what they learn when creative minds are unleashed.