Tag Archive: Questions

Seven Proven Strategies for Dealing with Liars

Leaders lie because they don’t care enough to tell the truth. It’s too much trouble convincing know-it-alls, for example, so they smile and let them believe they’re right. They say, “That sounds fine.”… Continue reading

Three Qualities Traditional Leaders Reject

Image source by Petr Kratochvil Regurgitating and recycling what you already know bores others, antiquates leadership, and destroys organizations. Get out of yourself before you shrivel and die. Growth, innovation, and future-building centers… Continue reading

Something Better than “I think I Can”

Traditional wisdom says self-affirmation builds optimism and confidence. Dispel doubt, discouragement, and fear by repeating things like: “I’m awesome.” “I can do this.” What if the Little Engine that Could – “I think… Continue reading

Assumptions – Asking the Obvious

Testing assumptions makes you look stupid or misinformed. “You can be perfectly clear and perfectly wrong.” Karen Martin, “The Outstanding Organization.” Assumptions are unquestioned “truths.” Everyone knows the answer to the obvious. Why… Continue reading

The Feedback Questions that Change Everything

When was the last time you received useful feedback? Everyone who craves excellence craves feedback. You need to know how you’re doing and how to improve. You never reach excellence without feedback. Honesty… Continue reading

The Secret to Creating the Future

Frustrated leaders spend far too much time focused on the past and far too little time creating the future. They’re always saying, “What are we doing wrong?” The past cannot be changed. Stop… Continue reading