Category Archive: Questions

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

12 Power Questions that Set a Positive Tone for Meetings

A negative tone treats people like tools and results like gods. Positive energy fuels performance. Skillful leaders set a positive tone. Negative energy feels like swamp-walking. A positive tone… “Excellence depends on a… 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

2 Ways to Ask Questions Like an Expert

A leader who doesn’t ask questions is a know-it-all with a closed mind. “My greatest strength is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.” Peter Drucker 7 things good questions do: 2… Continue reading

1 Simple Strategy to Design Smart Questions

Leaders look through three lenses when they ask smart questions. One lens turns to the past and one focuses on the present. The third lens focuses on the future. Your challenge… You don’t… Continue reading

Two Breakthrough Questions that Change the Way People Think

We’re like bear cubs clinging to trees when it comes to the way we think. Resistance to change produces stability. You can’t climb a new tree until you come down from the one… Continue reading