Category Archive: Questions

3 Power Questions that Lead Others to a Happy New Year

Those who seek happiness by avoiding discomfort, meet dissatisfaction along the way. Meaningful discomfort is part of happiness. 4 reasons people end up halfhearted and fully unhappy: Too many options. Keeping all our… Continue reading

New Questions For Managing Monkeys

You end up overwhelmed, under-appreciated, and angry, if you own other people’s monkeys. Someone walks in your office with an issue – a monkey. Make sure they walk out with their monkey. Pronouns… Continue reading

How to See the Bad and Pursue the Good

Confronting things you don’t like is part of leadership. Whining and complaining is not. It takes real leadership to see the bad and pursue the good. If you aren’t careful, you become a spiraling… Continue reading

How Any Leader Can Kickstart and Land A Powerful Conversation

You look for an escape when blabbing leaders arrive. But a leader skilled at powerful conversations is a thing of beauty. 10 questions to kickstart powerful conversations: What would make this conversation a… Continue reading

How to Capture the Opportunity in Awkward Silence

The need for quick answers is the path to shallow solutions. The best thing to hear after asking penetrating questions is silence, especially your own. Courageous leaders dare to ask awkward questions. More… Continue reading

How to Move from Adversarial to Influential with Curiosity

What happens when you bring a new idea to higher ups? You hear reasons why it won’t work. People often defend the status quo, even though the present is dissatisfying. Objections: Objections express… Continue reading