Use powerful questions; they make all the difference in successful leadership.
Catalyst Question Cards
- 54 Cards (including the Art of Asking: 7 C’s)
- 51 Questions (plus a blank card to write your personal favorite)
- 6 Categories: Use Frequently, Reflection, Coaching/Empowering, Making Decisions, Getting Unstuck, Thinking Big
- Unlimited opportunities to ask great questions!
While we are firm believers in the power of questions in any situation, this set is designed specifically with leaders in mind. This means anyone who is influencing others to act, whether you are at a senior level or a newly promoted manager. If you work with others and want to increase your effectiveness, get this deck today!
Catalyst Questions for Leaders is a curated collection of 51 questions in 6 themes:
- Making Decisions
- Getting Unstuck
- Thinking Big
- Use Frequently
The deck includes a hard plastic case that displays the cards where you’ll see them on your desk, as a visual reminder to cultivate the habit of inquiry.
As often as possible! The goal is for curiosity to become a habit, and any interaction is a great opportunity to ask a great question. Here are some ways to use the deck:
- Choose a focus question of the day and keep it visible/accessible so you remember to ask it
- Sort through the deck before a team meeting or one-on-one and select a few questions to guide your interaction
- Create a question board where you pose a new question each week and encourage team members to contribute their thoughts
WHY will Catalyst Questions help me be a better leader?
Questions open the mind and create new possibilities. They are the best way to gain deeper insights and develop more innovative solutions – and especially during times of change, questions can keep your team members united and circumvent resistance.
Think about your last leadership team meeting. How would you evaluate the outcomes? What was the ratio of asking versus telling? Imagine if you asked more questions and listened deeply for most of the meeting. How would that change your impact and the experience of your leadership team?
As a leader, your focus should be less on sharing what you know and more about how you challenge and inspire those around you. You don’t need to have all the answers. The reality is that your organization is much more purposeful, focused and ultimately successful when you are open to finding solutions with your team. Questions help you uncover the challenges you’re facing, ensure that you and your team are aligned on the issues, generate better solutions to address those problems, and motivate your people to act on them.
Read more: Why Questions Make You a Better Leader
Comments from a few fans
Asking questions plays a key role for me as a leader. The deck of Empowering Questions helped me as a leader to think strategically and were pivotal in helping to encourage conversations with my direct reports and push toward solutions.
I love these cards. They remind me to ask more than tell. Focusing on asking questions rather than solving everyone’s problems or pointing out their issues has improved working relationships and is empowering to my team.
I love the card deck of questions. I carry them with me. I have them on my desk. They are great at prompting me to ask appropriate and timely questions as a leader.