From the Back Cover
How do you become a great leader?
The answer’s simple: Just Ask.
The world is filled with people who have all the right answers. What it needs are more people who have all the right questions. Leadership guru Gary Cohen explains how to empower yourself and your people by presenting open-ended questions designed to engage and inspire. Just Ask Leadership provides the insight and skills you need to strategically “question” your organization to greatness.
“Gary’s book can raise everyone’s awareness of the social and intellectual power of asking rather than telling.”
―Tom Pritzker, CEO, Hyatt Corporation
“A thoroughly engaging, well-researched book that has changed the way I run my business.”
―Kayle Neeley, CEO, EZ Payroll & Staffing, and former Vice President, Norwegian Cruise Line
“Gary’s concept of Just Ask Leadership is new and illuminating. It is what we do as leaders.”
―Matt Wisk, President, My Points, Inc.
“For innovative thinking and getting a new slant on an old problem, Gary Cohen is incomparable.”
―Marcy Syms, CEO, Syms Corporation
“Gary’s approach applies to schools as well as businesses. Administrators can empower teachers and teachers can empower students simply by asking thoughtful, open-ended questions.”
―Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
About the Author
Gary Cohen, president and cofounder of ACI Telecentrics, Inc., expanded the company from two people to 2,200 employees, took the company public, and reached $32 million in revenues at the company’s peak. ACI grew at an average compounded rate of over 50 percent for almost 13 years. Currently, he is partner and founder of CO2 Partners, LLC, in Minneapolis, where he works as an executive coach and consultant.
Eric Vrooman is a freelance writer living in Minneapolis. He has taught creative writing at Tulane University and Gustavus Adolphus College.