I joined the Capitol Toastmasters a few months ago to sharpen my communication and leadership skills. I found the weekly club meetings helpful. I am learning new skills and new things.
Today I served as the Table Topics Master. I asked the questions:
- Whom do you admire as a leader and why?
- Do you have a boss who is a great leader for you, if so, why?
One club member’s 2 minute speech about her former boss being an inspiring leader stood out as she shared a conversation she had with the boss and three questions he asked.
- What are you doing right now that you really like?
- What are you doing right now that you don’t like and wish someone could take it over?
- What would you like to do that you are not doing currently?
Her former boss created opportunities for employees to do what they liked to do and were good at. For things no one wanted to do, he tried to find different or better ways to do it.
Simple questions, yet very effective in leadership.
It’s all about “playing to your strengths.”
Do you want to be a great boss/supervisor/manager/leader?
Then ask your employees these questions, listen to them and play to their strengths. You will not only have happy and engaged employees, but also be respected and remembered as an inspring and great leader.