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
What a great book! I recommend it for leaders at all levels! It's amazing what you'll learn regardless of your leadership position.Published 14 months ago by Reese Turner
When I started reading this book I was distracted by the subtitle "Why Great Managers Always Ask the Right Questions". Read morePublished 21 months ago by J. Michael Cavitt
I love a story Gary tells about a four-star general whose young daughter asked him what he did at work. When he was an officer, he told her "I answer questions. Read morePublished on May 10, 2013 by Carol M. Liege
Having read a number of books by and for great leaders this is the one I think is essential for new managers and leaders. Read morePublished on December 31, 2012 by Lisa Chase
"Just Ask Leadership' by author, executive coach, and former executive, Gary Cohen, focuses on the Socratic method of asking and answering questions as a key behavior contributing... Read morePublished on April 6, 2012 by Thomas M. Loarie
Questions can help us to see ourselves, coworkers and organisations more clearly, according to Gary Cohen in this book. Read morePublished on August 19, 2010 by John Gibbs
The Greek philosopher Socrates, father of the famous Socratic method, never met a question he did not like. Executive coach and consultant Gary B. Read morePublished on May 17, 2010 by Rolf Dobelli
Are You Asking Enough Questions?
Book Review of "Just Ask Leadership: Why Great Managers Always Ask the Right Questions" by Gary Cohen (with Eric Vrooman) and "Learning as a... Read more
"Just Ask Leadership" provides a comprehensive list of questions that all managers should be thinking about but rarely take the time. Read morePublished on February 27, 2010 by Megan Elizabeth Gardner