Category Archive: Questions

A Single Transformational Question

One of the great gifts you give team members is opportunity to reflect on their journey. “Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” Peter… Continue reading

Peter Drucker: The Truly Dangerous Thing

“The truly dangerous thing is asking the wrong questions.” Peter Drucker Wrong questions when promoting from within: When you need a supervisor for a team of engineers, the question isn’t, “Is this potential… Continue reading

Tippy-Toe Leaders and Other Dysfunctional Problem-Solvers

We might be able to fake leadership in breezy weather, but dark seas are bright lights. The way you deal with problems is more important than the problems themselves. 3 dysfunctional problem-solvers: #1. Tippy-toe leaders.… Continue reading

10 Smart Questions that Challenge the Drift Toward Irrelevance

Organizations, apart from intervention, always drift toward irrelevance. Leaders look like fools when they challenge comfortable patterns. Use courage and tact when challenging drift. Don’t unnecessarily offend those you’re working to influence. 10 smart… Continue reading

12 Neglected Questions Successful Leaders Keep Asking

Wrong questions turn people’s attention to distracting issues. You hinder progress when you distract your team. Distractions cause damage. Questions establish focus. Wrong questions: Don’t ask about details when dreams are forming. Details kill… Continue reading

7 Ways to Inspire Enlightenment with Curiosity

Wisdom is first seen in the questions you ask. Good questions inform. Great questions enlighten. 7 ways to inspire enlightenment with curiosity: #1. Slow and simple is better than fast and complex. Great… Continue reading