"To be successful it is important to
know what you don't know."
This quote is often used to highlight to managers and leaders that they should have an open mind -- that they should be willing to listen -- that they just might learn something.
When I hear a quote like this the wheels in my little brain start turning -- it seems that I always hear something else (you know, the voices in my head). This is about more than just listening -- it's about questioning (and then listening intently). Rather than being passive, let's take this as an opportunity to be active.
Today I want you to focus on some of those things that you don't know -- but should know. I want you to focus on some questions that, if you knew the answers, would propel you to greater success in your current position.
Think about these seemingly simple questions (there are lots more):
For your boss (and your bosses boss):
For a current client or friend:
To be your #1 Super Star - what are the first two things I should do?
What can I do to add more value to my position right NOW?
For a current client:
What would it take for you to recommend me or my company to your best friend?
For your team members:
Why do you keep hiring me or my company?
What have I done in the last six (6) months that has really frustrated you?
What can I do in the next 30 days to make your job more fulfilling?
What other questions come to your mind? Are you willing to ask them? Will you take action on the answers?
Be Bold, Be Active -- Ask the Questions that need to be asked for you to become a better employee, a better boss, or a better vendor.
Have an Awesome Week