Tag Archive: Questions

How to Overcome the NIKE Problem

Robots don’t need reasons. The NIKE problem: You can’t run around saying, “Just do it,” and call yourself a leader. Your team needs purpose and so do you. Doing stuff – without knowing… Continue reading

Questions that Bring People to Life

Experience shows that most leaders are lousy question askers. Maybe it’s lack of practice? Not long ago, I met a leader who asked interesting questions. He was interesting TO me because he was interested… Continue reading

How Curiosity Energizes Team Members

I asked a question that drained a leader’s energy. She’s facing new challenges and feels trapped. Meeting challenges, seizing opportunities, and solving people-issues require energy. It’s true that serving in ways that align… Continue reading

How to Build a Learn-it-All Organization in a Know-it-All World

Relationships are pissing contests in know-it-all organizations. It’s a losing proposition to work for know-it-alls. YOU’RE never good enough. THEY’RE always right. People don’t listen, learn, and improve in know-it-all organizations. They’re too… Continue reading

How to Fuel Energy and Explore Possibility

The need for a quick solution prevents leaders from asking powerful questions. What if questions are more powerful than statements? Powerful questions: #1. Ignite curiosity. Curiosity comes before solution and innovation. You know… Continue reading

Dear Dan: Should I Force the Foot-Dragger to Attend

Dear Dan, I’d like to start a new process with my team where we meet once a month to share projects, accomplishment, challenges, etc. The goal of the monthly meeting is to sustain… Continue reading