Category Archive: Questions

The Five Faces of Curiosity

Curiosity applies to everything leaders do. Apart from curiosity, leaders… Feel defensive. Need obedient minions. Seldom connect. Tend to manipulate. Smart people practice curiosity. Everyone else gets dumb and dumber. The five faces… Continue reading

How to be the Leader People Love to See

Spending time with their manager is the worst part of the day for employees. What makes managers so un-delightful? Managers are unintentionally malevolent when they have an agenda that has nothing to do… Continue reading

Stop Asking Boring Questions – 3 Ways to Ask Questions People Love to Hear

You don’t need to be Einstein to ask questions that lift flagging spirits and ignite vitality. Lousy questions are tyrants. Good questions invite interesting answers. But great questions disturb the domestic tranquility. Great… Continue reading

A Promotion is Like a Dog Chasing a Car – Now What

You’re like a dog chasing a car when you earn a promotion. After you catch it, what do you do with it? You earned a new job, project, or promotion. Now what? The… Continue reading

Have you Fallen into the Destructive Practice of Offering Harmful Help

Harmful help looks like… Not doing your own job because you’re doing other people’s jobs. Bottlenecking results. Burnout. Resentment toward people who should be helping themselves and others. Disappointment because you helped someone,… Continue reading

How to Quiet a Loud Inner Critic and Stop Bossing Yourself Around

Competent people don’t like being bossed around. You bristle when an obnoxious boss tells you to do something. You might smile and take it, but you don’t leap for joy! Is the voice… Continue reading