Tag Archive: Questions

How Questions Hinder Connection

Questions demonstrate interest and make people feel they matter. Questions show respect, but reflection enables connection. 7 questions to evaluate your listening: What do you enjoy about listening? What does the speaker think… 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

13 Ways Leaders Make Dumb Decisions

Dumb is easy at the beginning and painful in the end. The future depends on today’s wise decision. 13 ways to make dumb decisions: Ignore the strengths, weaknesses, and passions of teammates. Birds… 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

The First Secret of Developing a Leader

It hit me on the way home that I said the wrong thing. I stood and embraced Jack when he walked into the coffee shop where I was meeting with a young leader.… Continue reading