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The Six Questions Leaders Should Ask Employees

In Employee Engagement, Employee Feedback, Employee Retention, Employee Satisfaction, Engaging Employees, Eric Jacobson Leadership, Eric Jacobson On Corporate Culture, Leadership on August 20, 2017 at 9:35 am

As explained in John Baldoni‘s, book, Lead With PurposeMarshall Goldsmith suggests all leaders make it a habit to regularly ask their employees these six questions:

  1. Where do you think we should be going?
  2. Where do you think you and your part of the business should be going?
  3. What do you think you’re doing well?
  4. If you were the leader, what ideas would you have for you?
  5. How can I help?
  6. What suggestions or ideas do you have for me?

Our Basic Needs

In Eric Jacobson Leadership, Eric Jacobson On Corporate Culture, Eric Jacobson On Leadership, Uncategorized on October 6, 2014 at 7:10 pm

Eric Jacobson

When I think about all my colleagues, co-workers and employees, former co-workers, friends, and teammates, I believe we pretty much all have the following in common.  We want and need to be:

  • Respected
  • Valued
  • Heard
  • Appreciated
  • Accepted
  • Engaged
  • Encouraged

Young and not so young; man or woman; new to the workforce or long-time employee, don’t we all have these needs in common?

I believe we do.

So, as a leader, keep these basic needs in mind when you lead your employees, teams and groups, and you are bound to be a leader for whom employees will want to work.

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