Asking Great Questions Can Help You Lead Digital Change
The pace of technological adoption and innovation is forcing leaders, like you, to make decisions and commit resources much more quickly, according to a McKinsey report. It would be easy for commentary like this to exacerbate the already frantic nature of business decision making that involves digital or technology. You can calm the madness by asking thought-provoking questions during discussions. Simple questions such as, “why are we doing this?”, or “how does this initiative align to our vision and mission?” can help people focus on what’s most important. Be courageous. Give it a try.
“It’s not that I’m smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”
– Albert Einstein
Q & A with George Westerman, Author of “Leading Digital”
We recently sat down with George Westerman, Principal Research Scientist at MIT and author of Leading Digital, and asked him questions about his career journey, the work of leading digital, and his perspective on what it takes to successfully lead change in big companies. We think his answers were inspiring and compelling for both tech and business leaders.
Book We're Reading
In A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas, author Warren Berger presents the art and science of questioning that enables people to innovate and solve problems. Check out the Index of Questions at the back of the book to uncover a long list of questions you can put into play right away.