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Leaders ask great questions

This may be old news to you. In which case excuse my slowness in catching up…

I like the way the new thinking on the neuroscience of leadership (or, more accurately, some old thinking, updated with a sprinkling of interesting new brainwave evidence thanks to MRI scanners) confirms that leading by asking questions is more effective than leading by telling.

Finding solutions through using questions to direct our attention goes all the way back to Socrates. David Rock and Jeffrey Schwartz’s highly-readable article in the summer for Business + Intelligence magazine has been followed up by a very good webinar on the neuroscience of leadership. (It’s about 30 minutes of them plus 30 minutes of good questions – appropriately enough).

Thanks to Mark Goulston for pointing me at the webinar.

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