Although you'd never know it from my last name, my DNA proves that I am nearly 100% Irish. I've often heard it said that the Irish have a particular knack for answering a question with a question. How can this trait prove helpful for business leaders? After all, aren't leaders supposed to have all the answers?
This trait can be a valuable leadership tool by empowering employees or teams to find the answers to problems they encounter. By asking good questions when faced with a problem, leaders are encouraging their people to think through problems rather than simply relying on management for solutions.
The next time someone brings you a problem to solve for them, try giving them the "Irish answer!"