Discover how questions, not answers, help drive school improvement by applying the principles of quality questioning to four critical leadership functions: maximizing, mobilizing, mediating, and monitoring.

Monitoring: How Do Leaders Use Quality Questioning to Facilitate Reflection on Progress Toward Identified Goals?
Monitoring: How do leaders use quality questioning to facilitate reflection on progress toward identified goals?

People need to know whether they're making progress towards the goal or simply marking time. Standards help to serve that function. But standards and goals are not enough. People's motivation to increase their productivity on a task increases only when they have a challenging goal and receive feedback on their progress.

—James Kouzes and Barry Posner, The Leadership Challenge

Focus Questions

  • What outcomes result when leaders are strategic in their efforts to facilitate collaborative progress monitoring?
  • Why is it important to emphasize self-assessment and lateral accountability in a monitoring system?
  • What are the characteristics of questions that engage ...
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