Below are three developmental coaching questions that you want to sit down and ask every one of your key leaders. As you will see, the focus of the three questions are not externally focused, rather they are internal. In other words, the questions are directed toward yourself.
My suggestion is to prepare yourself. Because a lot of what they will say will be potentially hurtful to you, but it is valuable information you will need to thrive.
-The key is total honesty, an open heart, an open mind and thick skin.
Number onewhat are my personal existing strengths?
[What am I already doing great around here? & what are my natural strengths?]
Number twowhat are my personal development challenges?
[What things do I need to overcome in order to be successful?]
Number threewhat specific suggestions would you give to me in order for me to grow to my fullest potential?
[What are the barriers that I need to overcome in order to achieve success?]
These 3 questions changed my life.
-I sought out older, wiser people that new me and loved me.
The feedback that I received was abundantly helpful and propelled me foreword in more ways that one.
-Who can you find in your life to sit down and ask these 3 questions to?
-What do you think are the answers you will receive when you finally sit down to get these questions answered?
-What is holding you back from asking someone these questions about yourself?
The 3 questions above are found in the above book by Marshall Goldsmith.