Leadership opportunities can come quickly and whether you want them or not.
Here are 20 practical questions for people who may suddenly find themselves leading others:
What are your strengths?
What are your weaknesses?
What’s your vision [going to be]?
What do you value?
What do your customers value?
What resources are available to you?
What do your customers need and what do they value?
What does your team need and what do they value?
What motivates your customers and team?
How are you going to build the bonds between all members of your organization, from you extending out to your customers?
How do you include people in your creative processes?
What can you do to make the jobs easier for the people around you?
What are the steps you are going to take to build your vision?
Is your organization structured to effectively support your customer?
How will you gather feedback on all parts of your organization as your plans unfold?
How will you handle impediments or roadblocks?
What will happen if your plans fail?
Do you and your team have the ability to adjust or change your plans on the fly?
How will you measure success?
How might your vision for your organization evolve over time?