By Bruce Fong, Finance Love Life contributor
Yep it is true, there are two questions, just two little words that can radically transform your team, and you as a leader. Just two little words that can further develop your team, making them effective, efficient, and ready to take ownership.
Let me explain. Years ago I worked for a boss that had a huge and very positive impact on my career and my life. Like most people who impact you at this level, he was simultaneously the most inspiring person I have ever worked for and the most frustrating one too; which turned out to be a great combination. In fact, exactly what you ought to look for in a leader, if you want to grow as an individual and grow in your career; and grow and develop as I did.
Jeff was (and I am sure still is) amazing at a lot of things, but his real gift was in developing people. His inspiration and encouragement allowed you to take risks and try new things; his confidence and belief made it safe to fail and make mistakes. In the time I worked with him, I learned quite a bit from Jeff, but the most important lesson I learned from him was the power of a question.