Category Archive: Curiosity

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

How to Avoid Dangerous Questions and Become a Real Leader

Look for leaders with forward-facing curiosity. “The most serious mistakes are not being made as a result of wrong answers. The truly dangerous thing is asking the wrong questions.”  Peter Drucker The right… Continue reading

10 Things that Make Dumb Leaders Smart Today

One of the best things to discover is your own lack of brilliance.   Brain function goes down when you’re: Stressed out. If stress makes you dumb, some leaders must be dim-wits.  Fatigued… Continue reading