Category Archive: Curiosity

A Little Dabble will Do Ya

Weak, foolish leaders constantly test the water. Strong, wise leaders dabble and jump, or move on. Fearful leaders circle the present, wringing their hands. Courageous leaders create the future. Dabbling leaders lead dying organizations. Dabbling… Continue reading

Saying Yes is Harder than Saying No

Don’t pat yourself on the back if you’re skilled at saying no and lousy at saying yes. Weak leaders hide behind bureaucracy and love making people beg. The more times you say no, the more… Continue reading

How to Capture Attention and Establish Trajectory

Frank Lloyd Wright said an expert is someone who has “stopped thinking because he ‘knows.’”* I ignored Warren Berger’s email. It arrived on February 24, 2014, and sat in my inbox for weeks.… Continue reading

10 Ways to Successfully Lead Through Problems

The difference between a whiner and a leader is the courage to step into the gap and seek solutions. Average leaders solve problems. Successful leaders find problems. Skillful leaders create problems. Leaders shine lights… Continue reading

Questions Are Answers

Great questions change everything. Commands invite protection, resistance, and fault-finding. Questions invite collaboration and shared responsibility. There’s a great question for every situation. Great questions: Inspire thought. Invite. “What do you think?” Explore. “What… Continue reading

Choose Your Default Response to Everything

You aren’t always proud of default responses. “When I feel on the spot,” a young leader said, “I freeze up. I don’t know what to do or say.” Image source Three defaults: Stress… Continue reading