Tag Archive: Questions

The Question I Never Asked But Should Have

A coaching client has been learning to ask quality questions. She shared one with me that blew me away. She asked a manager, “What questions are you asking your team?” The manager said,… Continue reading

What’s the Bravest Thing You Could Do Today

Yesterday I asked a question I’ve never asked a client before. “What’s the bravest thing you could do today?” His thinking shifted. His eyes went first to the ceiling and then around the… Continue reading

Change Your Question Change Your Direction

The questions you answer determine the direction you go. In order to find the right answer, you must ask the right question. Image source “The most common source of mistakes in management decisions… Continue reading

The Anatomy of Performance Enhancing Coaching Conversations

Don’t wait for poor performance to discuss high performance. Make ‘getting better’ normal by scheduling bi-monthly coaching conversations.  The anatomy of performance enhancing coaching conversation: (Consider this list a loose structure for a coaching conversation.)… Continue reading

How to Help Reluctant Team Members Move From Self-Doubt to Gusto

He wanted the new opportunity. Yet, he sat there wondering, “What if I fail?” Finally I said, “I have a word for you. ‘Gusto.’ How might you pursue this opportunity with gusto? The… Continue reading

You Aren’t Fit to Lead if Your Greatest Strength is Seeing Weakness

You aren’t fit to lead if your greatest strength is seeing weakness. Smart talented leaders find it easy to point out inadequacies, describe what’s wrong, and explain disagreements. There’s no creativity in pointing… Continue reading