Book Just ask leadership : why great managers always ask the right questions / Gary B. Cohen.
Associated Name: Beckwith, Harry, 1949-
Publication year: [c2009].
Call Number HD57.7 .C637 2009
Media class: Book
Publisher: New York : McGraw Hill
ISBN: 9780071621779 0071621776
"Workers coaxed toward a solution of their own making feel a sense of authorship. They take responsibility and follow through; they work better ... they feel a pride of accomplishment that makes them more productive and motivated the next time ..." -- Fore., by Harry Beckwith, p [xii].
Extent: xviii, 205 p. ; 22 cm.
In Just Ask Leadership, Cohen steers you away from the all-too-common idea that if you don't assert yourself with strong statements, you will not be respected. On the contrary, statistics prove that 95 percent of employees prefer to be asked questions rather than be told what to do. Involving employees and colleagues in decision making processes builds an environment rich with energy, excitement, and innovative problem solving. This book outlines specific questions to ask in certain contexts, and how to implement question-based leadership. Learn how to: Spend more time on long-term goals and less on short-term crises ; build a culture of accountability ; create unity and trust throughout your workforce ; steer decision making to the most appropriate parties ; develop rapport while instilling respect. When you ask questions, you show respect and you are respected in turn. A combination of Cohen's proven expertise and interviews with nearly 100 highly effective leaders, Just Ask Leadership explains how to harness power of questions to make your organization more competitive, more profitable, and better place to work--Publisher's description.
Foreword / Harry Beckwith -- Introduction -- Improve vision : gaining insight from all levels of the organization -- Ensure accountability : increasing team and organization-wide performance -- Build unity and cooperation : creating a culture of trust -- Create better decisions : getting the right answers by asking the right questions -- Motivate to action : asking for success.