Three Questions every New Leader Should Ask

Just finished my morning read of some of my favorite blogs and wanted to bring Don Blohowiak’s post from yesterday to everyone’s attention. The post, titled “New Chief” discusses what every new leader must think about when taking on a new role. Don gives three questions that a new leader should ask of their new organization:

One way to get the best of both approaches, ask everyone these three questions:

  1. What are three things we should be very proud of as an organization, and why?
  2. What are three things you’d change around here if you were me, in what order, and why?
  3. What are three capabilities we have that are under-developed or under-utilized, and what should we do about that?

I like these questions. They allow a new leader to understand what the organization is, where it has been and where it wants to go.

[tags] Leadership, Don Blohowiak, New Leader [/tags]

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Eric D. Brown, D.Sc. is a data scientist, technology consultant and entrepreneur with an interest in using data and technology to solve problems. When not building cool things, Eric can be found outside with his camera(s) taking photographs of landscapes, nature and wildlife.
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13 years ago

Three questions every [new] leader should ask. #leadership http://bit.ly/Dblaw