What are you doing to make your executive board stretch, innovate and lose bad habits? Are they cool and calm, while you are breaking out in a sweat?
Want to see them work up a sweat and come up with some great answers for a change?
Realize that it’s not all about hearing you talk. Quit squirming and blathering away about your vision and enliven your executive board with some great questions.
Quit talking to your board and get them interacting in dialogue.
What kind of questions?
Ask questions that make them think.
Ask questions that make them develop ideas.
Ask Essay Questions (Stay away from “Yes/No” answers.).
Ask Story Questions (Generate great stories).
Ask Sweatin’ Questions.
Then ask MORE Sweatin’ Questions!
Here are some Sweatin’ Questions:
1. What don’t you think customers/members like about what we are doing in our business right now?
2. What has changed in our customers’ buying habits in the past two years?
3. How have we become “different” to match those changes?
4. How do people feel punished by our policies or practices?
5. What habits are we holding on to that are holding us back?
6. Where are the “dinosaurs” in our organization/office/policy manual?
7. What are you most afraid of losing in a change or transition?
Sit back and watch the pounds (and negative habits) come off!