Tag Archive: Questions

The Question that Changes You

Failures and questions: Failure humbles you by demonstrating your lack of knowledge and ability. Failures, additionally, burst the bubble of perceived control. Failure breaks up old ways of thinking and doing. Failures are… Continue reading

Help Me I’m Being Criticized!

Critics say more about themselves than they do about you. They impose personal values and expectations as criteria to evaluate you and your behaviors. The more your organization accomplishes the more criticism leaders… Continue reading

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