Category Archive: Curiosity

You’re Not a Control Freak if …

You’re not a control freak if you send back a rare steak when you ordered medium. #1. You’re not a control freak if you have high standards for yourself and others. But you’re… Continue reading

How to Send Signals that Enable Connection

Imagine you just met Wilma at a party. You’re shaking hands when she says, “I’m Wilma. I’m the CEO of Widgets Across America.” Choose to build trust rather than create distance.   Connect… Continue reading

7 Ways Humility Contributes to Self-Confidence

Formulas for developing confidence are only outstripped by the numbers of people who lack confidence. Think positive thoughts. Dress for success. Fake it till you make it. Smile. Stand with your hands on… Continue reading

Four Ways to Ask Questions Like a Leader

Curiosity takes you further than knowledge. The bottleneck in the room is the leader who has all the answers when there are competent people at the table. Telling is easy. If you doubt… Continue reading

How Experts Become Idiots and Leaders Become Blockheads

The trouble with ignorance is it’s easy to spot in others. I can predict your future with one question, “What are you learning?” If you’re a blockhead, buckle up for more of the… Continue reading

You Never Bring out Someone’s Best by Making Them Feel Inadequate

You never bring out someone’s best by making them feel inadequate. You may not mean to intimidate others but you probably do. Intimidated people: Comply, but don’t bring their best. Speak YOUR mind,… Continue reading