Mastering Executive Leadership: 10 Essential Questions to Refine Your Focus and Transform Your Impact

Welcome to a deep-dive designed to enhance your leadership and strategic thinking!

The questions outlined here have been curated with the aim of shedding light on the key facets of your role and your organization.

By taking the time to revisit your answers to these key questions, you’ll gain a clearer understanding of your vision, challenges, resources, and goals, ultimately empowering you to drive your organization towards unprecedented success.

  1. What is your vision for the company? This is essential as it delves into your long-term strategic plan for the organization.
  2. What are the key challenges you’re currently facing in your role? Understanding your pain points can assist in devising strategies to overcome them.
  3. What does success look like for you, personally and organizationally? This question helps to align your personal goals with those of the organization.
  4. What are your top priorities for the next quarter/year? This will help focus on immediate tasks.
  5. What areas do you believe need improvement in your leadership? Knowing your perceived weaknesses can help formulate a growth plan.
  6. What resources (people, technology, information) do you need to achieve your goals? This prompts you to consider if you’re leveraging all possible resources or if there are gaps to fill.
  7. How are you fostering a positive company culture? Cultivating a good culture is essential for employee engagement and productivity.
  8. What risks or opportunities might be on the horizon for your company? You must always be forward-thinking. Discussing potential risks or opportunities can ensure preparedness.
  9. How are you maintaining your work-life balance? This question is crucial as it reminds you to prioritize your wellbeing, often overlooked in high-stress roles.
  10. How do you plan to develop your leadership team? Strong leadership isn’t just about you; a robust leadership team is also crucial to your organization’s success.

So, as you reflect on these questions, I urge you to zero in on the one that resonates most powerfully with you and select one thing you can do this week to advance it. It’s through these periods of reflection and proactive, focused planning that significant shifts and advancements take place.

About the Author

Susanne Biro is a coach to C-suite and executive level leaders. She is the founder of Inner Life Leadership, an app for business professionals who want to reach an unprecedented level of personal understanding and corresponding leadership (and life) success. Susanne is an author, executive development program designer, facilitator, Forbes & CEO Magazine contributing writer, and a TEDx and keynote speaker.

For over two decades, Susanne has worked internationally with senior-level leaders in some of the world’s best companies. Whether coaching one-on-one or authoring, designing, and delivering leadership programs, her passion is the same: to help leaders reach their next level.

Susanne can be reached at 604.864.5408 or via email at


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