I was going through some material I created several years ago for a national franchising company. We were discussing leadership, and how critical it is to not only set the example to follow but to also inspire leadership within others. Important stuff.
The thing that caught my attention was a short list of questions I put at the end of the slideshow in case the interactive discussion with the 150 participants wasn't as, well, interactive as I predicted it would be. It turned out that we didn't end up getting to the "Thoughtful Questions" I had prepared.
And it turns out that these questions are pretty timely today:
1. What does your company look like right now?
a. Be honest and realistic
2. What could it look like in 5-10 years?
a. What do you really want?
b. Let your passion guide you
c. Paint a broad picture
3. How much does your team share your vision?
a. Is it just words on a wall somewhere?
b.Do you feel like a broken record?
4. How much can they influence the pace and ability for your company to get there?
a. Must be willing
b. Must be able
c. How much might they be holding you back?
5.How much are you personally setting the example for them to follow?
a. Your example is the strongest teacher – relationships, money, growth, reasons behind doing things
b. How can you encourage them to enlist in your effort?
So, does this list speak to you?