Thinking that you have an answer for everything may be evidence that you’re part of the problem.
Asking intelligent, probing questions is among the foundation characteristics of effective leadership. By observing current conditions and asking “what if…” and “why not…,” your thinking is expanded, your horizons are opened, and you generate better solutions to solve intricate challenges. That’s true both professionally as well as personally (self-assessment). Asking questions moves you out of the judgmental, status-quo realm into the learning, improvement realm.
The following is a partial list from ZeroHedge.com of suggested questions to ask yourself to assist you in creating a working inventory of mind, body, and equipment for living in dangerous or uncertain times. SemperVerus has added questions for soul development.
- What am I doing to intentionally strengthen my soul?
- Am I obeying the greatest commandment (love God) and the second greatest commandment (love people)?
- Do I believe Jesus—whom historians have proven to actually have lived—was a liar, lunatic, or Lord? (see the SemperVerus Good News page)
- What am I doing to regularly read and understand the Bible?
- How often do I pray?
- Are my prayers big enough? Are they others-focused?
- How often do I meditate?
- Am I quick to confess and repent of my sins?
- What am I doing to feed my faith?
- Am I being sensitive to daily count my blessings and show gratitude?
- Do I live for a higher purpose than merely myself?
- Am I being generous enough?
- Am I quick to forgive?
- Is my leadership vision spiritually oriented?
- What books are on my reading list to spiritually grow?