Just Ask Leadership
IN THIS SUMMARY
Large egos can propel businesspeople into leadership positions. Once they have done so, however, those same egos can get in the way of what all executives want to do: lead and motivate others. In Just Ask Leadership, author and executive coach Gary Cohen shows how asking questions can inspire team members, build team unity, and get results.
Cohen’s “leading by asking” approach rejects the notion that successful leaders must take command in an assertive manner. It posits that good management requires leaders to delegate decision-making power and to involve employees in seeking creative solutions. Adopting a “just ask” management style allows leaders to spend more time setting long-term goals, confers respect on coworkers, and allows an organization to flourish.