TRIPLE III TIME: Asking the TOUGH…TOUGHEST Questions
When you read this week’s TRIPLE III TIME message title: “Asking the TOUGH…TOUGHEST Questions”…what do you think about? Do you think about how you are doing in your relationships/performance on the job/planning for the future/or just simply…am I being the best person personally and professionally I can be? Well no matter the topic Asking the TOUGH…TOUGHEST Questions is never easy!
So as you can guess, this is an extremely challenging topic to share quality ideas/suggestions about. Even choosing the right words to make the best, most appropriate, positive points in this TRIPLE III TIME message has caused me to use more of my eraser than usual already…but here goes.
First, understand that today in our world any issue has more “consideration factors” than in most years/decades past. As a result the simplicity in asking good, effective, timely questions…regardless of topic, seems to have evaporated. Instead it is necessary…even critical to allocate more time, more thought to asking the best questions.
Second, prioritize committing yourself to be someone Asking the TOUGH…TOUGHEST Questions as a matter of good business. Additionally, make a commitment to ask them with true professionalism and for the purpose of helping “the cause”. Your questions can not be self-serving but to share mutual awareness and development.
Finally, as you continue Asking the TOUGH…TOUGHEST Questions, those in leadership positions will begin noticing your value in being more knowledgeable, more clear and more progressive regarding challenging issues facing your organization.
Is Asking the TOUGH…TOUGHEST Questions easy? Absolutely not! However, are there classy, professional development opportunities contained in taking part in this undeniable responsibility? 100% YES!