Category Archive: Questions

7 Ways to Push Through Thorny Issues

Thorny issues always get worse when unattended. Inevitably, you tumble into disappointing results, heated confrontation, broken relationships, or fatalistic resignation. Thorny issues are pivotal moments that confirm, confront, or establish trajectory. There is no arrival only… Continue reading

One Response to Ten Dangers Leaders Face

Every leader wonders if its worth the struggle, from time to time. Only the naive make light of the difficulties ahead. Washouts line the shore. The greatest dangers lie within. 10 Dangers Leaders Face: Facing disappointment… Continue reading

15 Ways to Generate Urgency Now

Failure is the result of lack of urgency. Comfortable rhythms set-in. People wander toward fuzzy goals. Focus becomes drifting. Complacency drives real leaders crazy. Goals without urgency are fantasies. 15 indicators urgency has… Continue reading

Saying Yes is Harder than Saying No

Don’t pat yourself on the back if you’re skilled at saying no and lousy at saying yes. Weak leaders hide behind bureaucracy and love making people beg. The more times you say no, the more… Continue reading

How to Capture Attention and Establish Trajectory

Frank Lloyd Wright said an expert is someone who has “stopped thinking because he ‘knows.’”* I ignored Warren Berger’s email. It arrived on February 24, 2014, and sat in my inbox for weeks.… Continue reading

Questions Are Answers

Great questions change everything. Commands invite protection, resistance, and fault-finding. Questions invite collaboration and shared responsibility. There’s a great question for every situation. Great questions: Inspire thought. Invite. “What do you think?” Explore. “What… Continue reading