on LEADERSHIP

June 24, 2009

rule 6 revisited

As what I said in my post, ask questions.

Some might say – really but my boss or bizmates are pissed when I ask too much question. So where do I draw the line?

Here are some guidelines:

1. Ask yourself why do i ask questions? Is it because I was not paying attention when somebody was speaking or is it because I really want to learn and help in the discussion?

2. Always ask at the right time. Timing is everything. Learn when to butt in and when not to.

3. Don’t ask questions from your boss if he tells you to do something that he doesn’t know and he had clearly delegated the job to you because he does not want to know.

ex: When i work with our admin team and I want a prop to be made Sunday – I give them what I want and describe in the best of my abilities what I want to happen. That means they have to figure out how to make it happen. Why? Because that is their responsibility.

I remember one of our pastor thanking me because I have given him the room to create the structure needed for the job and I did not micro manage. I told him – “That is why you are here!”

Learn when to ask. Learn how to ask.

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