Tag Archive: Questions

The Leader Who Heard

Wouldn’t you love for someone to listen to you?  Why not be that person for others? 5 reasons leaders have closed ears: No aspiration to listen. Have you ever heard a leader exclaim,… Continue reading

How to Survive an Ambush After the Meeting

Your team just made an important decision. You think everyone left the meeting ready to go. But Barney sticks his head in the door and asks, “Got a minute?” Barney says, “I’m not… Continue reading

How Curiosity Changed My Life

Infatuation with your voice weakens connection, limits influence, and destroys effectiveness. Brilliant leaders ask forward-facing questions. Fall in love with the voice of others. What about blabbermouths? Don’t use the presence of blabbermouths… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Stop Giving So Many Solutions

Do you love offering solutions to other people’s problems? What if it’s ineffective, even dangerous? Don’t solve problems FOR people: Solving problems for people invites dependency. The more times you solve someone’s problem,… Continue reading

How I Drained the Power from a Great Question

Bill said, “I remember you asked a really powerful question. I felt the energy go up.” He was reflecting on a coaching conversation I had with him and Kevin months ago. Bill illustrated his… Continue reading

4 Questions in 4 Days that Strengthen Teams and Elevate Performance – Pt. 4

Incompetent leaders don’t ask questions. Statements are boring and safe. Questions expose wisdom. Track curiosity: How many questions do you ask in an hour? What percentage of your questions begin with what or… Continue reading