The most-successful leaders take regular time outs to ask themselves tough questions.
The main reason they ask themselves questions is to better understand how well they are performing as leaders.
And the most-successful leaders write out the answers to these questions so they do not have to rely 100% on their memories when they perform periodic reviews of their leadership performance.
What sorts of questions do the most-successful leaders ask themselves?
Answer: here is a sampling of...
Some Questions about DELIVERS
Are my people making better choices than the choices my competitors are making? [Discipline]
Are my people expending their energies in constructive ways? [Energy]
Are my people learning from their mistakes? [Learning]
Do I really know what motivates my people? [Intention]
During a typical workday, what percentage of the time are my people focusing on business? [Vigilance]
Do I understand what my people are trying to communicate to me? [Empathy]
Do my people believe they will achieve their business goals? [Resolve]
How often do my people deliver near-perfect performance? [Strengths]