Tag Archive: curiosity

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

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

10 Ways to Connect and Get Results

Indifference to input is one reason employees are silent. Curiosity is an inconvenience to anyone who already knows. Leaders who lack curiosity, need it the most. New ways of seeing depend on new questions. Use… Continue reading