Ask questions that empower

If your employees have low accountability, you might be part of the problem. Questions can help you empower employees, but they can also take their power away. Examples:

  • Questions that ask “What’s wrong?” don’t empower. Examples: “Why are you behind schedule?” “What’s the problem with this project?” “Why are you so far behind the rest of the team?” “Why did you do that?”
  • Questions that ask “What’s right?” and “What do we want more of ?” empower team members. Examples: “How do you feel about the project so far?” “What key things need to happen to achieve your objectives?” “What kind of support do you need to ensure success?”

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