Category Archive: Questions

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

4 Years Ago Today: How Any Leader Can Kickstart and Land A Powerful Conversation

Goose landing.

The way you land a conversation solidifies its value.

12 Questions that Expose the Real Problem

The real problem is the pattern. Pattern recognition is the issue when the same problem keeps coming back. 12 questions to expose destructive patterns: What do others say to you that you repeatedly… Continue reading

Quick Strategies to Energize One-On-Ones

You don’t have time to waste AND your team members need time with you. Successful one-on-ones: #1. Give your full attention: Hide your cell phone. Put your computer to sleep. Distraction is disrespect.… Continue reading