I once read a book titled “If ain’t broke, break it and make it better.” The premise was that almost everything can be improved and made better. If that was easy everyone would do it. Part of the process is looking at issues differently and asking what sometimes sound like crazy questions.
The biggest obstacle to uncovering better anything is an open mind. Your biggest enemy is “we have always done it that way.” As a leader you certainly cannot afford that mindset yourself and should try to eliminate that in your team.
Leaders ask good questions. Leaders challenge the status quo. Leaders ask what if… Leaders make outrageous propositions in an effort to encourage creative thinking. Leaders set targets that may seem unrealistic. Leaders inspire you to look where others do not. Leaders who do these things often achieve astounding results.