Questions for Leaders

The older I get the more I realize there is so much more tolearn. The longer I am in a ministry leadership position the more I desire to do the job to the best of my ability.

 

In just a few weeks I will have the opportunity to step away from ministry leadership for a period of seven weeks for a sabbatical. The time will be divided between vacation and study. One of the study projects is to spend some time with leaders of both for-profit and non-profit organizations dialoging with them about leadership traits and characteristics.  My time with each leader will be limited so I want to be well prepared.  I am putting together a list of questions to ask each leader and some ideas are posted below. What if you had 30 minutes, with a leader of an organization to pick his/her brain about leadership, what would you ask?  Your ideas can be posted as a comment to this post.  I would love to get you input!

 

  • What are characteristics that are essential for leaders?
  • What it the one characteristic that every leader should model? Why?
  • Who is a leader that you look up to and why?
  • Is social media making an impact on your organization and if so is it changing how you lead?
  • Why do you think you have been placed in this position of leadership?
  • What is the biggest challenge facing leaders today?
  • What is the best resource for learning leadership skills?