Category Archive: Questions

Coaching My Wife

Believe it or not, I coach my wife. If I can coach my wife, you can coach the people on your team. She knows if I’m coaching by my emotional state. Energetic emotion gets… Continue reading

The “Better” Question Changes Everything

Recurring issues reflect poor leadership. How long will you tolerate pestering problems? Courageous leaders believe we can do better. Begin “better”: If you can’t make it better, find something you can. Talk about next… Continue reading

How Questions are Statements and What to Do About It

Questions are statements for those who listen. Questions, more than statements, explain who you are. Lack of questions is most revealing of all. Those who don’t ask questions are either disinterested, afraid, arrogant,… Continue reading

Four Ways “S” Expands Leadership

A word without an “s” imposes a burden. “What is the solution,” limits options and inflicts unnecessary pressure. “What solutions can we develop,” expands and releases. #1. “S” expands leadership by ending the… Continue reading

Get R.E.A.L

You may do many things well, but if you talk like a fool, people determine you’re a fool. Effective leadership hinges on powerful conversations. Recurring frustration points to the one person who is… Continue reading

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