Love these questions that parents are asking their little kids to see what they understand about life and reality. Go ahead and try it.
Then if you are a leader, develop a set of questions that you need to ask the people you lead to learn what they really think and what the cultural reality of your church or organization. It does very little good to operate on your set of reality assumptions when they don’t like up with reality itself.
- What is something I always say to you?
- What makes me happy?
- What makes me sad?
- How do I make you laugh?
- What was I like as a child?
- How old am I?
- How tall am I?
- What is my favorite thing to do?
- What do I do when you’re not around?
- What am I really good at?
- What is something I’m not good at?
- What do I do for a job?
- What is my favorite food?
- What do you enjoy doing with me?
What questions would you ask of your people? Here a few of the hacked questions from above.
1. What is something I always say to you?
2. What makes me happy or excited?
3. What makes me sad or disappointed?
4. How do I make you enjoy being a part of ….?
8. What is my favorite thing to do?
9. What do I do when you’re not around?
10. What am I really good at?
11. What is something I’m not good at? (Add: that I think I’m good at!)
12. What is the most important job/role I need to do/practice?
13. What is my favorite free time activity?
14. What do you enjoy most about being here at ….?
What would you add?