Category Archive: Curiosity

Never Answer the Question You’re Asked Until You do 3 Things

You love giving answers, but great answers to wrong questions are wearisome. Irrelevance is annoying. Wrong questions: Don’t expect honest responses for accusations. “Why did you do that?” might feel genuine to you,… Continue reading

The Best Leaders Ask Questions That Work

A question asked at the wrong time is a dumb question. Questions that work fit the situation. Questions have direction. Questions that work have the right destination. Tip: Determine where you want to… Continue reading

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