Category Archive: Curiosity

How Curiosity Changed My Life

Infatuation with your voice weakens connection, limits influence, and destroys effectiveness. Brilliant leaders ask forward-facing questions. Fall in love with the voice of others. What about blabbermouths? Don’t use the presence of blabbermouths… Continue reading

Blind-Eye-Dumb and Other Stupid Things Leaders Do

Don’t be offended at today’s title. Stupid comes before smart. If you aren’t stupid, you’re “too” smart. But repeated stupid in the same way is dumb. People who think they know – when… Continue reading

How One Question Sparks Engagement

People aren’t engaged because the questions they hear are dull. Easy questions: If you’re on my team, you’re committed to constant improvement. Meetings always include, “What can we do better next time?” I… Continue reading

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