Category Archive: Questions

The leader’s secret weapon

Peter Drucker famously said, “My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.” Your secret weapon is curiosity. 5 Tips Curious leaders stop having all the answers and… Continue reading

Your Mouth Makes You Dumb

There’s an inverse relationship between speaking and learning. The more you speak the less you learn. The only exception is when you open your mouth to ask questions. In other words, your mouth… Continue reading

Connecting the good with the bad

One well timed conversation can change a person’s life. Last night I had a conversation with a young leader hungry to have an impact. Here’s a way you can approach these critical conversations.… Continue reading

Three styles that take you there

Paul Thornton believes successful managers practice and master three core management styles. Directing — Discussing — Delegating Directing includes defining deliverables, establishing timelines, and explaining how you want something done. Vague directions produce… Continue reading

Too many questions

Are you bombarded with questions? Do people constantly ask you what they should do? Why leaders hear too many questions? You’ve delegated tasks rather than results, vision, and resources. Delegating tasks is too… Continue reading

Measuring intangibles

“What gets measured gets done, what gets rewarded gets repeated.” It feels awkward to measure the relational aspect of leadership. For example, setting a goal to have a two minute conversation with three… Continue reading