Category Archive: Questions

The Leader Who Heard

Wouldn’t you love for someone to listen to you?  Why not be that person for others? 5 reasons leaders have closed ears: No aspiration to listen. Have you ever heard a leader exclaim,… Continue reading

How to Survive an Ambush After the Meeting

Your team just made an important decision. You think everyone left the meeting ready to go. But Barney sticks his head in the door and asks, “Got a minute?” Barney says, “I’m not… Continue reading

How Curiosity Changed My Life

Infatuation with your voice weakens connection, limits influence, and destroys effectiveness. Brilliant leaders ask forward-facing questions. Fall in love with the voice of others. What about blabbermouths? Don’t use the presence of blabbermouths… Continue reading

How One Question Sparks Engagement

People aren’t engaged because the questions they hear are dull. Easy questions: If you’re on my team, you’re committed to constant improvement. Meetings always include, “What can we do better next time?” I… Continue reading

How to Reinvent the Future and Stop Reliving the Past

Conversations that begin, “I remember when,” are about recreating the past. But you can’t create the future while longing for the good ole days. The past is the future for leaders who stay… Continue reading

How I Drained the Power from a Great Question

Bill said, “I remember you asked a really powerful question. I felt the energy go up.” He was reflecting on a coaching conversation I had with him and Kevin months ago. Bill illustrated his… Continue reading