Gary’s thoughts about leadership has the promise to help leaders on the front line be much more effective. Asking questions is not just about decision making, it is what leaders use to lead!
Gary’s concept of Just Ask leadership is new and illuminating. It is what we do as leaders. Gary has brought unconscious competence in the world of leadership into our consciousness.
I think Gary’s Just Ask leadership approach is an insightful and unique way of looking at the leadership problem that will give a leader a very definite way of putting positive leadership into practice. In other words, taking your ego out of it, listening to your people – those positive leadership attributes that I think are important.
Good questions and active listening are the hallmark of a great leaders in the private, public and non-profit sectors. Gary Cohen illuminates this pathway to excellence in his new book, with real incite to what makes a question “good” and what to listen “for”.
Peter Drucker once said, “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all”. Gary Cohen, in his theory that leadership should ask questions and not dictate, is on to something big. Leaders today need to listen to and empower staff to sift through the maze of complex yet insignificant “noise” in the business world. Listening carefully to those that touch the client is key to growing a sustainable business.
Gary’s ADT leadership methods work and are relatively simple to implement in any organization. He teaches you how to ask the right kind of question, not the ‘let me grill you’- type question that creates barriers and ill will. If you aren’t asking questions, it means you are not naturally curious–a clear sign of someone mired in the past.
Gary Gohen’s “Ask, Don’t Tell” promises to be a refreshing and powerful insight into leadership. I discovered long ago that it is more important to ask the right questions rather than pretending that you have the right answers. Gary’s approach would result in greater employee engagement leading to better results.
What is your source of innovative ideas? Who and how do you ask to get the really new and insightful stuff? Gary gets it! You ask those that interface with customers, or those that make stuff all day, every day. And, he has researched the most effective questions to ask.
This is my favorite kind of book! A fascinating way to learn how alteration in your approach to leadership can have radical effects on results. Just Ask is a thoroughly engaging, well-researched book that has changed the way I run my business. Where will your next breakthrough idea come from?
Gary Cohen’s idea of “question-based leadership” gets at the heart of what real leadership is all about — dropping the ego and using the power of questioning to stimulate others to think for themselves.
Gary has hit the nail on the head. For most companies, their greatest resource is their people. If leaders don’t ask what they know, a valuable corporate resource will have been wasted.
Gary’s “Just Ask” technique empowers employees to manage their own destiny, which empowers managers to become leaders. Managing my staff used to be like herding cats, but thanks to Gary’s “Just Ask” methodology, I now find myself at the head of a pack of tigers.
I have found Gary’s “Just Ask” approach to be a very effective way for me to help others assume responsibility and free myself to focus on the areas that truly require my attention. This approach has helped elevate thinking throughout our organization, including my own.
Gary’s unique style of probing the most basic human behaviors sets him apart from many management gurus. He forces introspection, gets results and motivates as few can. If you’re really ready to examine your leadership style, this book is for you!
I always thought Gary Cohen asked a lot of questions! Now I realize that this is a very effective leadership style. It’s a real breakthrough.