Six Business Leadership Questions Every CEO Should Ask

I listened to an old Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast and came across a brilliant session on six questions every CEO must ask.  Here is my summary.
Q1 – WHICH GAUGES SHOULD WE BE WATCHING?
Finding the right metrics to guide you about the health of your organizations. Choose the right three of four and watch them attentively.
Q2 – WHO NEEDS TO BE SITTING AT THE TABLE?
Good decisions need good input, and great leaders are decisive but inclusive in their decision processes.
Q3 – WHERE DO I MAKE THE GREATEST CONTRIBUTION TO THE ORGANIZATION?
I find it interesting that when companies grow and the 2nd level of leadership is upgraded, the CEO often feels lost and sometimes wants to contribute too much. Resist that feeling and stay focused on what you do well, while allowing your people to achieve their goals without your assistance.
Q4 – WHO’S NOT KEEPING UP?
The book TopGrading tells us that this is a constant challenge. We as leaders need to help our people grow, but if they are not capable or don’t want to grow, we must transition them with dignity.
Q5 – WHAT HAVE WE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH THAT IS NO LONGER THE BEST WAY TO…?
“We have always done it this way and it works, OK?” is a way of thinking dangerous to any business. Innovation is what keeps you a leader in your industry versus being an average player.
Q6 – WHAT WOULD A GREAT LEADER DO?
This drags you out of your comfort zone. I have many great mentors who have taught me well. When facing a big decision, I always ask myself, “is that the right decision, or the easy one?” The tough road is often the best one to travel.
Weekly Wisdom by Jerry Rollins,  CEO/Chairman of Sage Executive Group