Category Archive: Questions

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

4 Questions in 4 Days that Strengthen Teams and Elevate Performance – Pt. 4

Incompetent leaders don’t ask questions. Statements are boring and safe. Questions expose wisdom. Track curiosity: How many questions do you ask in an hour? What percentage of your questions begin with what or… Continue reading

4 Questions in 4 Days that Strengthen Teams and Elevate Performance – Pt. 3

Failure to make decisions is worse than making wrong decisions. At least you can change wrong decisions. You can learn from bad decisions. Failure to decide is surrender. Strong people grow feeble until… Continue reading

How Experienced Leaders Become Stagnant and Mediocre

Repetition isn’t the path to improvement, unless you persistently work to improve.   The only way to improve is to focus on improvement. Experience turns to mediocrity when: You can’t explain what you’re… Continue reading

Three Questions that Turn Self-Criticism into Powerful Tipping Points

Agree with people when they point out their own weaknesses. Comfort may obstruct growth and solidify the status quo. Agree: Say, “You know you’re right, you can be too critical,” when someone says… Continue reading

Two Power Questions to Clarify A Confusing Fork in the Road

You aren’t reaching high enough if the future is known, the path is clear, and outcomes are certain. But navigating ambiguity drives most of us nuts. All important decisions have alternatives. This is… Continue reading