Tag Archive: Questions

Too many answers

The organization I lead is considering a new initiative. In the hallway, I was asked if we had plans to provide child care. We didn’t. I also assumed the person asking wanted child… Continue reading

Stop asking “why”

I think you ask “why” too much and “what” too little. Asking “why” is a backward-facing activity that examines the past searching for excuses and someone to blame.  Asking “why” may be useful… Continue reading

The leader’s secret weapon

Peter Drucker famously said, “My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.” Your secret weapon is curiosity. 5 Tips Curious leaders stop having all the answers and… Continue reading

Connecting the good with the bad

One well timed conversation can change a person’s life. Last night I had a conversation with a young leader hungry to have an impact. Here’s a way you can approach these critical conversations.… Continue reading

Three styles that take you there

Paul Thornton believes successful managers practice and master three core management styles. Directing — Discussing — Delegating Directing includes defining deliverables, establishing timelines, and explaining how you want something done. Vague directions produce… Continue reading

Too many questions

Are you bombarded with questions? Do people constantly ask you what they should do? Why leaders hear too many questions? You’ve delegated tasks rather than results, vision, and resources. Delegating tasks is too… Continue reading