Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.1
—Booker T. Washington (emphasis added)
Mateo is a leader ready to move to the next level in his career. He had been very successful where he was for quite a long time. He knew how he was viewed in his division but not across his global organization. He wanted to know what others with whom he had interacted throughout the years outside of his immediate division thought of him. Mateo gave me a list of key leaders he wanted to work for in other parts of the company so that I could find out how they viewed his leadership potential.
To start the process, I crafted several questions to understand better how they perceived leadership and how they perceived Mateo. The questions I used were as follows: