Leading with Questions

  • by Michael Marquardt
  • Narrated by Michael Marquardt
  • 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In Leading with Questions, internationally acclaimed management consultant Michael Marquardt shows how you can learn to ask the powerful questions that will generate short-term results and long-term learning and success. Throughout the book, he demonstrates how effective leaders use questions to encourage participation and teamwork, foster outside-the-box thinking, empower others, build relationships with customers, solve problems, and much more.
Based on interviews with 22 successful leaders who lead with questions, this important book reveals how to determine which questions will lead to solutions in today's complicated business world.

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What the Critics Say

"In Leading with Questions, Michael Marquardt maps the future of leadership. ‘The leader of the past was a person who told,’ Peter Drucker once said. ‘The leader of the future will be a person who asks.’ Read this book if you want to see the future." (Robert Kramer, Director, Executive Education Programs, American University)

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Customer Reviews

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Less than impressive

I had very high expectations from this book. I had hoped to learn some useful techniques in improving my technique of posing questions. I was disappointed to find out that 90% of book only talks about the importance of asking questions. It would not be an overstatement that this 6 hour book can be summarized in less than 20 minutes.
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- Anshum

A rough read

First, I'll say that I think the content of this book is important, and that although it was painful, I learned something and it had made me think about my interactions with my co-workers. That being said:

1) The book could have been a lot shorter. It was very repetitive, and many sections were just lists, which don't read well. Was this a 1 hour PowerPoint that got expanded into a 7 hour book?

2) I expected this to be narrated well, since it was read by the author. However, his reading was so slow and halting that it was hard to believe that he had written the words given his apparent unfamiliarity with them. I have to believe that he was the victim of a bad coach who insisted that he slow down, unfortunately to the point of going below the tempo of natural speech.
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- Robert

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-07-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios