"What if one question could change all your relationships?" asks Catherine Newman in her Whole Living magazine article called "The Love Experiment". What if? When I first read this question I found it so simple and so profound it gave me chills.
"Please tell me, how can I love you better?"
Wow. Instead of making assumptions, jumping to conclusions, or guessing, why not ask? How can I love you better? This question may work well with loved ones, but probably wouldn’t go over as well in the workplace. So instead try asking:
"Please tell me, how can I be a better boss?"
"How can I support you better?"
"What would it take to keep you here long term?"
"Please tell me, how can I be a more effective leader?"
We'll call it the "The Leadership Experiment". Use these questions or discover your own.
The answers you get may surprise you – they may be a hard pill to swallow – they may astonish and delight you. And, just imagine what the answers could do for your business, for your effectiveness as a leader or a colleague. Just imagine.
Now, go ask…and tell me how it goes.