8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Business questions that make you think and promote dialogue,
This review is from: Key Management Questions: Smart Questions for Every Business Situation (Paperback)
"Any fool can offer you answers. It takes genius to ask the right questions." Albert Einstein.
I like this book a lot ... a book with questions that make you think and rethink.
I like playing the devil's advocate ... this book gives great inspiration for being it.
This book is an obvious choice for consultants. For it is just as obvious for many business people. Why ask the consultant, if you can get the questions for a book's price? But also remember how many times you participate in a decision-making process and/or meetings where you would like to make a great contribution ... read this book and you will get a lot of inspiration for contributing.
I have very many business books, but this paperback I often take with me for the travel before an important meeting. Either because I want to see if there are questions that I have forgotten to write down or - if I am the presenter - to understand what questions my audience or superiors could or should ask me!
Remember that you often may need fresh ideas and questions when you go to the fifth board meeting of a particular business or perhaps the fifth board meeting in the same week!
The problem may be that the participants all are somewhat into the same mindset. This book will always provide you with some very important business questions that should enable the meeting to take a new and interesting angle.
I never managed to read this book from cover to cover. To me, it is more a reference book with a lot of skilled questions that will make me think about a particular issue.
The author Tom Lambert covers most business areas: vision and mission, people, leadership, decisions, numbers, markets, change, etc.
I personally also like using the great strategic questions suggested in EXECUTION by Ram Charan & Larry Bossidy as well as in WINNING by Jack Welch. Both are great books by business people that I really recommend. Both are available in audio editions as well.
MSc in International Business (Marketing & Management) and Graduate Diploma in E-business