I have been a Robert Kaplan fan for a while and this book is more evidence on why that is. Kaplan has an accessible, down-to-earth way of making his case. In What to Ask the Person in the Mirror, that case is leadership. What should we be doing as leaders? In his view, leadership is not about answering questions. It is about asking questions; asking the right questions.
"Great leaders are people who stop, reflect, step back and ask questions"
That includes asking questions of ourselves. Have I developed and communicated a clear vision? Is it understood by everyone? Have I set the right priorities? How do I spend my time? Does that align with the priorities?
Interested in being a better leader? Add this book to your reading list, and then read it!