Tag Archive: Questions

Four Ways to Ask Questions Like a Leader

Curiosity takes you further than knowledge. The bottleneck in the room is the leader who has all the answers when there are competent people at the table. Telling is easy. If you doubt… Continue reading

How Experts Become Idiots and Leaders Become Blockheads

The trouble with ignorance is it’s easy to spot in others. I can predict your future with one question, “What are you learning?” If you’re a blockhead, buckle up for more of the… Continue reading

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