Recruiting offers the opportunity to help companies through growth and change. JESSI Search works with leaders at the best of times and during the most uncertain times in their business. This experience provides a look into different leadership styles. Some are truly admirable, gaining great results.
JESSI Search enjoys growth led by new, returning and referred customers. The change and challenges of recruiting offer the chance to reflect on the best leaders and styles, especially during challenging times.
An example of a long-admired leader is quoted in Christina DesMarais’s piece in Inc.com titled “23 Things These Successful Executives Do Every Day, No Matter What.” Tamra Ryan, CEO of Women’s Bean Project, a social enterprise that provides women a way to learn transferrable skills by producing gourmet packaged foods, shared “Ask ‘I wonder’ questions several times a day.” She describes this as, “I wonder if we could…I wonder what would happen if…I wonder if it might help to… Starting with ‘I wonder’ assumes I don’t know the answer, and pushes those around me to think differently about a problem, open their minds to another approach, and leads to innovation.”
Many of the items mentioned in this post are interesting and impactful. You may want to check it out, as well: “23 Things These Successful Executives Do Every Day, No Matter What.”
Tamra’s approach really resonates and gives me inspiration to ask my team “I wonder” questions, such as: I wonder where our business will be in 2018 if we expand into a new industry segment? I wonder if it might help to add recruiting leadership? I wonder where our next company get-together should be?”. “I wonder how we can better serve our clients?”
Take a minute to ask yourself and your team, “I wonder….?” Or, find a couple of items that strike you and try them out!