Category Archive: Curiosity

The Single Best Way to Respond to Questions

Hire people who ask questions. They’re smarter than people who don’t. Some leaders don’t have time for questions. Others are afraid of questions. They think, “What if I don’t have the answer?” Some… Continue reading

Seagull Management: 4 Ways to Stop Dumping on People

Seagull managers fly in, make lots of noise, dump on everyone, and fly away.* You might say a seagull manager is full of crap. The seduction of problems makes you a seagull. Stay… Continue reading

15 Questions that Change the Way People Think

Life begins to change when you change the way you think. Change the way you think about yourself to extend your potential. Change the way you think about others to increase your impact.… Continue reading

The Five Faces of Curiosity

Curiosity applies to everything leaders do. Apart from curiosity, leaders… Feel defensive. Need obedient minions. Seldom connect. Tend to manipulate. Smart people practice curiosity. Everyone else gets dumb and dumber. The five faces… Continue reading

How to be the Leader People Love to See

Spending time with their manager is the worst part of the day for employees. What makes managers so un-delightful? Managers are unintentionally malevolent when they have an agenda that has nothing to do… Continue reading

How Novices Contribute to a Team’s Success

Everyone on the team has experience leading, but one member doesn’t have technical knowledge. She was hired for character, attitude, and leadership skill. But she didn’t know anything about the technical aspects of… Continue reading