Thursday, October 01, 2009
Asking Good Questions
Peter Drucker once said that managers often make mistakes because they fail to ask the right questions. This post over at Business Week by Gary Cohen reinforces this classic point by Drucker. Cohen explains how leaders can ask the right types of questions. He notes that many batter their people with questions, but do so in an unproductive fashion. As he says, "Too often managers' questions are designed to show off their own knowledge rather than actually solicit new information or ideas."