By Dan Rockwell via leadershipfreak.wordpress.com Article
Seven ways to be overworked and under-appreciated
“5 questions to elevate engagement:
Others matter more when they’re engaged.
- What’s on your mind?
- What do you think?
- What are you learning?
- What should I know?
- What am I missing?
You’re overworked when you don’t engage others by asking questions.
5 questions to create options:
Others matter more when they create options.
- And what else? (The A.W.E. question.)
- Tell me more. (So that’s not really a question.)
- Who might know?
- If you did know? (Use this when people say, “I don’t know.”)
One reason you’re overworked is you talk too much and listen too little
5 questions to help others move forward:
Others matter more when they move forward.
- What’s next?
- Now what?
- What’s the next step today?
- What matters now?
Bonus: I hear what you can’t do. What can you do?
‘Telling’ makes work for you. Asking makes others matter more.”