The Leaders Playbook: Ask beautiful questions

“Always a beautiful answer

Who asks a more beautiful question.”

-E.E. Cummings

Leadership is about influencing others to achieve the desired end-state and outcomes you are driving towards. It is not easy or simple work. It can be gritty, emotional, and challenging. It involves as much EQ as it does IQ.

And, it all starts with a question.

A key element of leadership is understanding the situation and the various elements which are driving the various equities within a situation. 

Let’s drive to ask beautiful questions in our lives. Pause, reflect, consider what specifically it is we are solving for, then and only then ask your first and essential question.

I enjoyed reading “A more beautiful question; the power of inquiry to start breakthrough ideas” by Warren Berger. 

Lead well.

The Author is currently serving as an active-duty military officer. Any comments or recommendations on this post or on this site are my personal views. They do not represent the position of any branch of the United States Government, the Department of Defense, or the Department of the Air Force.