The Top 7 Questions You Need to Ask and Answer to Make Your Business Greater Day by Day

In this day and age, the word “brainstorming” and “masterminding” have become ways of simply asking the same old questions we have asked in the past.

If you flipped some of your typical questions on the ear, what might be different for your collaborative marketing business if you flipped the same old questions upside down, making your questions more controversial, interesting and mind provoking but also exciting while pushing a few buttons that need to be pushed;
There are hundreds of questions you can change and begin asking of yourself and your team.  This list of seven will get you started.  At the end of the article, begin jotting down a few questions that will extend your list and have you begin to think in a new way.

1. What would your business look like if your grandfather was in charge?

Your grandfather would have been managing your company two generations in the past.  Given his thinking and the time he used his skills, describe in detail what you would need to change to incorporate some of his vision and ideals

2. One of your best customers called you and said she was moving her business to one of your major competitors. What do you believe would be the main reason for the switch?  This is a question you need to answer well before the problem hits you.

With this question, consider your best customer and what he or she would truly want and want and need?  Think like your customer thinks and delve deeply into 1) the want and 2) the need.

3. If someone followed you every day in running your business, what would he or she take up the most time:

” Putting out fires
” Dealing with difficult customers
” Dealing with difficult team members
” Meetings, meetings and more meetings that really don’t accomplish much of anything
” Sifting through paperwork
” Answering and deleting emailsIf you had $1,000,000, how would you use that money to change your business. This is not a “what if” question.  This is a real question that you will want to answer in detail

4. If you had $1,000,000, how would you use that money to change your business.

This is not a “what if” question.  This is a real question that you will want to answer in detail.

5. What do customers and team members complain about most often? This question may be answered I the same way for customers and for your team.

Finding the way, they are similar is a critical step in answering this question.

6. What soft skill or intangible element makes your job as team leader makes the work you do worthwhile?

Name that intangible skill or skills.

7. What would happen if your business and team instituted a three month ban on meetings?

As you answer this question, consider both the answer and also what you would do in the place of your meetings?  How would you get your team work done so that everyone knows what is going on?