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Whether we are mentoring virtually or in person, having a number of questions in your back pocket as conversation starters can be a great resource for mentors and proteges alike. Today's post includes 20 different questions you may want to use to get your next conversation going or deepen where you are going already:
1. Tell me about a time when you learned the most?
2. What was a challenging leadership situation you encountered? How did you approach it? What did you learn?
3. What advice do you have for me around the goals that I am working on?
4. What goals are important for you right now?
5. What do you do to maintain focus?
6. What do you do to find balance as a leader?
7. Who would you recommend I connect with?
8. Who provided you with the best advice as a leader?
9. What would you say is a "must do" for leaders?
10. What advice do you have for someone starting out on their career?
11. What resources help foster success in today's business context?
12. What resources would you recommend for someone in my position?
13. What was the most challenging move for you in your career? What was the easiest?
14. What's the biggest learning of your career?
15. What legacy do you want to leave?
16. What do you see the biggest challenges for our profession in the next 5-10 years? The biggest opportunities?
17. What is a business issue I should be looking at more closely right now?
18. What trends are important to take note of at the moment?
19. How do you stay current or ahead of the curve?
20. Knowing what you know of me now, what advice or recommendations do you have?
With best wishes,
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