14 Powerful Questions for Better Boards

14 Powerful Questions for Better Boards

By: Jean S. Frankel

Too often, the questions that leaders ask stifle discussion instead of prompt it. Thinking about how we ask questions, and listening closely to the answers, can help associations improve their decision making.

Asking questions—and actively listening to the answers—is sometimes overlooked even by good leaders. Leaders often feel pressured to have all the answers themselves. Some use simple, closed-ended questions and discourage lengthy dialogue. Unfortunately, many associations face key strategic issues that cannot be easily addressed with simple questions and simple answers. ...