Category Archive: Curiosity

How I Drained the Power from a Great Question

Bill said, “I remember you asked a really powerful question. I felt the energy go up.” He was reflecting on a coaching conversation I had with him and Kevin months ago. Bill illustrated his… Continue reading

How Quick Answers Make Us Stupid

Leaders who give quick answers end up surrounded by low-functioning sleepwalkers. Quick answers propagate shallow thinking, irresponsibility, and low engagement. The need for quick answers makes us fear the disruption of new thoughts.… Continue reading

All Stagnation Needs is Smug Satisfaction

Work on how you work. If you don’t, this week will reflect last week. Take charge of your trajectory. If you can’t tell me what you’re working on as a leader, you’re already… Continue reading

An Acronym That Explains Mentoring

I could use some help. I’m trying – without success – to create an acronym that captures the essence of mentoring. How would you use MENTOR or MENTORING as an acronym? What I… Continue reading

Arrogance and Other Concerns with Stretching People

This post is a follow up to this morning’s post, “How to Stretch People without Breaking Them.” Thanks to the people who added comments and inspired this post. Arrogance: The idea of stretching… Continue reading

CANDOR THAT STRENGTHENS RELATIONSHIPS AND DELIVERS RESULTS – Part Two

My habit is to quickly get to a substantive topic, even if I don’t know you. It lets people know that I have meaningful conversations. It’s who I am and what I do.… Continue reading