Category Archive: Curiosity

Two Rules that Make You Look Smart When You Ask Questions

You’ve heard reporters ask, “Don’t you agree,” during interviews. That’s an idiotic question for a reporter to ask. You talk too much when you ask questions that have assumed answers. Leading questions search for… Continue reading

The Subtleties of Obstruction

You don’t intend to sabotage your team, but good intentions aren’t the only factor in successful leadership. It’s self-defeating to punch yourself in the face and expect high-performance at the same time. Image… Continue reading

How to Thrive When You Feel The Sting of Unfairness

Unfairness abounds in organizational life. Your company merged with a competitor and your position was eliminated. You didn’t get the promotion. It’s not fair. You never thrive when unfairness derails your focus and… Continue reading

The Mirrors That Help You See Yourself

Ego sees others but not itself. Egoless is a silly myth. Ego serves leaders well when self-interest drives service. But ego has a dark side. You have an ego problem if: Fault-finding comes… Continue reading

The Top 20 Ways to Say What You Really Think

The false peace of not saying what you really think eventually sucks the life out of you. Speak up because you’ll complain less if things don’t go your way.   20 ways to… Continue reading

7 Boring Things Successful Leaders Do That Failing Leaders Neglect

I asked the mechanic if they rotated the tires on my vehicle. Tire rotation is included in the price of an oil change. His report was, “Your tires look great. The technician didn’t… Continue reading