2 Minute Leadership Brief: Lead Better by Questioning Everything

Day to day leadership is incredibly fast paced and as a result leaders find it challenging to pause before they act. This is even more of an issue for senior leaders who are new to their roles.

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Regardless of the time constraints, the best leaders adopt the following strategies to ensure that they are robust and adequately equipped to make solid business decisions. They:

  • Constantly explore new thinking and seek out new ideas from those around them.
  • Regularly ask uncomfortable questions and encourage their team to do the same.
  • Consider whether they need to adjust or abandon existing strategies.
  • Intentionally step back and review the big picture with new eyes often.
  • Surround themselves with teams that are diverse in order to maintain exposure to different and new ideas.
  • Let their leadership style demonstrate an openness to new ideas and rigorous review of the status quo.
  • Give themselves the time and space to surface divergent opinions which ultimately facilitate smarter business decisions.

Got more than 2 minutes? Find out more from these sources:

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Why Great Leaders Question the Status Quo

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