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July 24, 2014 / compassioninpolitics

Mega list of leadership coaching questions

Learning versus judging questions (p. 79)

Coaching Questions: Clark-Epstein (2000)

• How does your work contribute to our success?
• How could you make your job more effective?
• Who do you see as our competitors, and how do you see them?
• What gets in the way of doing your job?
• What does our leadership team do that gets in the way of your job?
• What could we communicate management decisions more effectively?
• If you could change one thing about the organization, what would it be?
• Whats a potential benefit that we could offer that would be helpful to you?
• What is it like to work on a team in our organization?
• How could we communicate management decisions more effectively?
• If you could change one thing about the organization, what would it be?
• What makes you proud to work for this organization?
• Whats something you’ve learned in the past week?
• What brings you joy at your work?
• What gives your life meaning?

From Leading with Questions by Michael Marquadt p. 126 to 127

Coaching Questions for new leaders & employees:

Clark-Epstein (2000)
• Why do you think we make you a new leader?
• What did the greatest leader you have had do?
• What do you need to learn to be a great leader?
• How can we support you to grow as a leader?

From Leading with Questions by Michael Marquadt p. 130

* Clarke-Epstein, Seventy-eight important questions every leader should ask and answer

Several effective questions:
• What is a viable alternative?
• What are the advantages and disadvantages you see in this suggestion?
• Can you more fully describe your concerns?
• What are your goals?
• Who would you described your current reality?
• What are a few options for improvement?
• What will you commit to do by when?

Another list of effective questions
Inquiring: Why did you do it in this way? What should we actually do?
Concretizing: Can you give some examples?
Exploring: Can you say some more about why you have come to this conclusion?
Challenging: Don’t you see any other way to do this? (this seems like potentially too much pushback)
Coaching: What did you learn in this process?
Reorienting: What is actually our problem? Can you find a totally different approach to it?
Summarizing: Can we agree about this? How would you summarize your solution?

From Leading with Questions by Michael Marquadt p. 128 to 129

1. Where are we going?
2. Where are you going?
3. What are you doing well?
4. What suggestions for improvement do you have for yourself?
5. How can I help you?
6. What suggestions do you have for me?

Clark-Epstein 2000:
• Why do you do business with us?
• Why do you do business with our competitors?
• How and when have we made it head for you to do business with us?
• What will you need from us in the future?
• If you were me, whats the one thing you’d change about my organization?
• Whats the most effective way to tell you that we are grateful for your business?
• Supposed this organization could choose just three things to do more or differently to dramatically enhance our customer loyalty–what would they be?

From Leading with Questions by Michael Marquadt, p. 158

Marilee Goldberg (1998a)
• What options have we considered? What have we not considerd?
• How can this be the best possible win-win?
• What limitations might we be placing on thinking, planning, or actions? (***)
• How else can we think about this? (***)
• Are we being honest with ourselves?
• Whats useful about this?
• What can we learn about this?
• How can we make sure we stay on track? (milestones, goals, accountability, self-accountability/tracking)

From Leading with Questions by Michael Marquadt, p. 165

Here are Drucker’s 5 self-assessment questions:
1. WHAT IS OUR MISSION?
2. WHO IS OUR CUSTOMER?
3. WHAT DOES THE CUSTOMER VALUE?
4. WHAT ARE OUR RESULTS?
5. WHAT IS OUR PLAN?
(link)

[not listed in the book is OODA Loop, which stands for: Observe, Orient, Decide, Act]

[not listed in the book is the Grow model of coaching: Goals, Reality, Obstacles, Options, Way forward]

Inquiry Inc

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Ok learning questions
How do you learn best?
How did you foster your own development
What made this a high-point learning experience
What were the most challenging and exciting career development opportunities you have experienced
What make it challenging and exciting?
How did you benefit?
How did the organization benefit?

Peter Drucker Guidelines (ok and blah):
What needs to be done?
What is right for the enterprise?

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