A Bad Boss is Like a Drunk Skunk

A bad boss spews stink like a drunk skunk. Bad bosses don’t smell their own stink and team members don’t tell them they reek. A malodorous boss thinks stink is sweet. Only maleficent… Continue reading

5 Simple Ways to Make Progress with Defensive Employees

Defensive employees feel threatened. Constructive feedback elevates resistance. Pressure increases suspicion. You cause pain when you challenge defensive employees. Move forward anyway. 7 dangers of defensiveness: Lack of ownership. Defensiveness refuses to be… Continue reading

5 Ways to Become a Better Learner Leader Using Question Thinking

Book Giveaway!! 20 copies available!! Leave a comment on this guest post by Marilee Adams Ph.D. to become eligible for one of 20 complimentary copies of her new book, Change Your Questions, Change Your… Continue reading

The Secret Power of Questions

The power of questions is their ability to invite response. The danger is it might be damaging. ‘Yes’ or ‘no’ questions shackle people with assumptions and judgments. Don’t you agree? Is that the… Continue reading

Saturday Sage: Experience Can Derail Your Life

Most job seekers are not brave enough to include bad experiences on their resumes. But painful experiences are more valuable than good when it comes to personal development. Every resume has a place… Continue reading

1 Simple Strategy to Design Smart Questions

Leaders look through three lenses when they ask smart questions. One lens turns to the past and one focuses on the present. The third lens focuses on the future. Your challenge… You don’t… Continue reading