The Muse writes: ‘As Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question, explains, asking good questions and doing so often “opens people to new ideas and possibilities.” So, no matter where you are or where you’re headed, make time to do so regularly. The answers—and, more importantly, what you do with them—will take you far.’

Several important questions to ask yourself as a leader (source: Inc.’s compilation of “100 Great Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask”, via the website The Muse) include:

  1. What is it like to work for me?
  2. What prevents me from making the changes I know will make me a more effective leader?
  3. If no one would ever find out about my accomplishments, how would I lead differently?
  4. Did my employees make progress today?
  5. If I had to leave my organization for a year and the only communication I could have with employees was a single paragraph, what would I write?
  6. What did I miss in the interview for the worst hire I ever made?
  7. How is the way I think and process information affecting my organizational culture?
  8. Do my employees have the opportunity to do what they do best every day?
  9. Do I see more potential in people than they do in themselves?
  10. Why should people listen to me?
  11. How do I encourage people to take control and responsibility?
  12. Do I know what I’m doing? And who do I call if I don’t?