6 Off-beat Questions to test your leaders #1 – The question that changed GE

Successful leaders excel at the art of asking goodquestions and sometimes these 100-200 words odd-ballers can unlock so many hidden layers of a person’s characters and even his leadership potential.

My next 6 posts are going to be on such odd-ball/off-beat questions which you can use to assess your potential or existing leaders.

Question 1: “If we weren’t already in this business, would we enter it today? And if not, what are we going to do about it?” -Peter Drucker, management expert and author

The late Drucker posed a variation on this question to Jack Welch in the 1980s. It inspired General Electric’s “fix, sell, or close” strategy for exiting or restructuring unprofitable businesses.

Note: Stay tuned for the rest of the 5 questions that I will share in the next 5 days…