Tag Archive: Questions

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

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