Tag Archive: curiosity

Never Answer the Question You’re Asked Until You do 3 Things

You love giving answers, but great answers to wrong questions are wearisome. Irrelevance is annoying. Wrong questions: Don’t expect honest responses for accusations. “Why did you do that?” might feel genuine to you,… Continue reading

The Best Leaders Ask Questions That Work

A question asked at the wrong time is a dumb question. Questions that work fit the situation. Questions have direction. Questions that work have the right destination. Tip: Determine where you want to… Continue reading

The Single Best Way to Respond to Questions

Hire people who ask questions. They’re smarter than people who don’t. Some leaders don’t have time for questions. Others are afraid of questions. They think, “What if I don’t have the answer?” Some… Continue reading

The Five Faces of Curiosity

Curiosity applies to everything leaders do. Apart from curiosity, leaders… Feel defensive. Need obedient minions. Seldom connect. Tend to manipulate. Smart people practice curiosity. Everyone else gets dumb and dumber. The five faces… Continue reading

How Novices Contribute to a Team’s Success

Everyone on the team has experience leading, but one member doesn’t have technical knowledge. She was hired for character, attitude, and leadership skill. But she didn’t know anything about the technical aspects of… Continue reading

Stop Asking Boring Questions – 3 Ways to Ask Questions People Love to Hear

You don’t need to be Einstein to ask questions that lift flagging spirits and ignite vitality. Lousy questions are tyrants. Good questions invite interesting answers. But great questions disturb the domestic tranquility. Great… Continue reading