By Steve Moran

I was listening to a leadership podcast a few weeks ago, and one of the guests mentioned the seven questions John Maxwell likes to ask someone he meets for the first time. It got me thinking that since I am about to embark on eight weeks straight of conference travel, where I hope to spend some time learning from you, I ought to develop my own list. But first …

John Maxwell’s List

  1. What is the greatest thing you have ever learned in life?
  2. What are you learning now?
  3. How has failure shaped your life?
  4. Who do you know that I should know?
  5. What should I read?
  6. What have you done that I should do?
  7. How can I add value to you?

Steve Moran’s List

Here is my list, and I am hoping that we will cross paths in the coming weeks and I can ask you some or all of these questions.

  1. What are you doing to make the world of senior living better?
  2. What makes what you do unique?
  3. What is the most important lesson you have learned from either failure or success this year?
  4. What are you spending a lot of time thinking about right now?
  5. What are you reading, watching, or listening to that I should or should not be paying attention to?
  6. Do you have a story we should be telling?
  7. What should we be writing about?
  8. How can I be helpful to you?

Do you have a suggestion for better questions? Do you want to take a shot at some of these questions in the comments?