Category Archive: Questions

Seven Ways to Not-Know Like a Leader

Pretending you know, when you don’t, makes you intentionally ignorant. Confusion is the point of opportunity, if you have the courage to not-know. Four dangers for all knowing leaders: Pretending you know is an act… Continue reading

The One Question Challenge

Curiosity is the universal answer to aspiration, frustration, disappointment, and opportunity. Talk as much as you want as long as curiosity motivates your words. 13 powers of curiosity: Connection. Show interest in someone if… Continue reading

The 7 Practices of Curious Leaders

Lack of curiosity is deadly in changing times. Vision, courage, and energy, without curiosity, turn to exhaustion and irrelevance. Curiosity indicates potential. Leaders who ask questions go further than those who don’t. The… Continue reading

7 Surprising Questions to Measure Your Leadership

You can’t know how you’re doing until you’re measured. Evaluation might feel uncomfortable, but the alternative is self-deception, lost potential, and mediocrity. 7 surprising questions to measure your leadership: How are you becoming… Continue reading

How To Coach Frustrated Control Freaks

Experience suggests that leaders are control freaks. You know you’re a controlling leader if: You’re ideas are always the best. Teammates have stopped offering suggestions. People constantly ask you questions. You spend your… Continue reading

How to Become a Fascinating Leader

Fascinating leaders ask questions. The rest are dullards. Leaders who don’t ask questions are uninteresting, short-sighted, self-absorbed, and ineffective. Bores don’t ask questions. Success requires curiosity. Tips from the best: Bob Tiede, owner… Continue reading