Conclusion: Becoming a Questioning Leader

Almost everyone has heard the adage, You become what you think about. What is perhaps even more true is that we become what we ask about. The people who are most successful in life do not get to the top because of what happens to them or what statements they make to others; they get to the top because of how they question what happens to them and the people and environment around them.

John Kotter, possibly one of the most quoted experts on the subject of leadership, writes that the primary difference between leaders and managers is that leaders are those who ask the right questions whereas managers are those tasked to answer those questions.1 Asking the right questions enables leaders to discover what ...

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