Tag Archive: Questions

How to Listen – Best Tip Ever

If you think listening is easy, you aren’t doing it. Listening is hard: Listening is hard because some people can’t stop talking. Perhaps a talk-timer would help, like a chess timer with a… Continue reading

7 Questions All Rookie Managers Must Answer on Day One

Rookie success includes good fortune, but it’s never an accident. Rookies crash and burn when they fly by the seat of their pants. 7 questions for rookie managers: #1. What is the definition… Continue reading

Two Rules that Make You Look Smart When You Ask Questions

You’ve heard reporters ask, “Don’t you agree,” during interviews. That’s an idiotic question for a reporter to ask. You talk too much when you ask questions that have assumed answers. Leading questions search for… Continue reading

Questions that Fuel Energy when Your Tank is Low

Two people face the same challenge. One rises and thrives. One stumbles and flounders. The difference is motivational energy. You are responsible to manage your energy. Don’t surrender to a lousy boss, boring… Continue reading

How to Avoid Distraction and Focus on Real Issues

Mary* approached, after a recent presentation and said, “I wanted to hear more about dealing with your inner critic.” She could have said: You should talk more about managing your inner critic. Why… Continue reading

7 Boring Things Successful Leaders Do That Failing Leaders Neglect

I asked the mechanic if they rotated the tires on my vehicle. Tire rotation is included in the price of an oil change. His report was, “Your tires look great. The technician didn’t… Continue reading