Reader Reviews & Response
While I honestly wasn’t conscious of it, Gary’s notion of ‘leading by asking’ nicely captures my own style. This approach creates a more collegial attitude, it opens dialogue and shows respect for those who are closer to and have responsibility for the issues. In many cases it is also appropriate because each generation seems to be smarter than the last. As a tool, Gary’s book can raise everyone’s awareness of the social and intellectual power of asking rather than telling.
Tom Pritzker | Chairman & CEO, Hyatt Corporation
‘Ask, Don’t Tell’ applies to schools as well as businesses. Administrators can empower teachers and teachers can empower students simply by asking thoughtful, open-ended questions.
Arne Duncan | U.S. Secretary of Education
Gary Cohen’s “Just Ask” approach to leadership made me question my own habit of ‘leading by example.’ Is it not more proactive to lead by provoking a response instead of requesting a spectator? And, is it not ultimately more productive by reacting to new solutions instead of judging redundancies?
Vance Van Petten | Executive Director, PGA
For innovative thinking and getting a new slant on an old problem, Gary Cohen is incomparable. He brings his rich background in growing a business and transforming it and himself to everything he does.
Marcy Syms | CEO, Syms Corporation