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Laura Ashley-Timms & Dominic Ashley-Timms

The Answer is a Question: The Missing Superpower that Changes Everything and Will Transform Your Impact as a Manager and Leader


2023 NYC BBA Distinguished Favorite

The world of work is changing, but our management models have not kept pace. This is leading to high stress levels and low employee engagement. "The Answer Is a Question" offers a simple approach to rehumanizing the practice of management. Their STAR® model (used by FTSE and Fortune 500 companies) is a step-by-step guide to developing a new superpower: the ability to ask the right questions. By asking the right questions, you can empower your team to solve problems, take on more work, and free up your time. This can lead to a transformed team and a more successful career. The book is full of examples and mini-missions that will help you make immediate changes to your management style. It's a distillation of hard-won insights into actionable, measurable steps. Here are some specific examples of how the STAR® model can be used to improve management: Instead of telling your team what to do, ask them what they think the best solution is. Instead of focusing on problems, ask your team what they are excited about. Instead of micromanaging, ask your team how you can support them. By asking the right questions, you can create a more engaged, productive, and successful team.
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Publication Year:

TSO, The Stationery Office



Category Awarded:


Business - General

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