FIND THE KEYS TO THEIR HEARTS
Leading people is like conducting an orchestra. There are many different players and instruments that the conductor must know thoroughly.
Asking a good question is essential to discovering the keys to a person’s heart. Through the years, I have developed a list of questions that have helped me in this endeavor time and time again:
“What do you dream about?” You can learn about people’s minds by looking at what they have already achieved, but to understand their hearts, look at what they dream of becoming.
“What do you cry about?” When you understand people’s pain, you can’t help but understand their hearts.
“What do you sing about?” What brings people joy is often a source of their strength.
“What are your values?” When people give you access to their values, know that you have entered the most sacred chambers of their hearts.
“What are your strengths?” Whatever people perceive as their strengths makes their hearts proud.
“What is your temperament?” Learn that, and you often discover the way to their hearts.
Obviously, you don’t want your questions to feel like an interview, and you don’t need to find out all of the answers in one sitting. The process can be natural while being intentional.
GET TO KNOW ONE OF YOUR KEY PLAYERS BETTER TODAY.
2 Corinthians 8:21
For we aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord’s sight but also in the sight of man.
Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure. Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
The establishment of any relationship, both individual and expert is honesty.