(This is Part 3 in The Liberating Leader at Work series. Read Part 2 here.)
I know a guy who is expanding his influence at work by going “three questions deep” with his foremen, just once a week.
A Tale of a Competent (but Lacking) Manager
He’s an amazingly competent manager with a track record of “getting it done”, but he’s wired in such a way that people only see him through the “boss lens”, and for that reason work feels like a perpetual uphill battle. His foremen are compliant but not entirely truthful, and he really, really, really wants to win relationally with them. So I asked him to describe his normal Monday morning engagement with them. He goes around to each one, and the conversation goes like this: [Read more…]