Category Archive: Questions

The 7 Practices of Curious Leaders

Lack of curiosity is deadly in changing times. Vision, courage, and energy, without curiosity, turn to exhaustion and irrelevance. Curiosity indicates potential. Leaders who ask questions go further than those who don’t. The… Continue reading

7 Surprising Questions to Measure Your Leadership

You can’t know how you’re doing until you’re measured. Evaluation might feel uncomfortable, but the alternative is self-deception, lost potential, and mediocrity. 7 surprising questions to measure your leadership: How are you becoming… Continue reading

How To Coach Frustrated Control Freaks

Experience suggests that leaders are control freaks. You know you’re a controlling leader if: You’re ideas are always the best. Teammates have stopped offering suggestions. People constantly ask you questions. You spend your… Continue reading

How to Become a Fascinating Leader

Fascinating leaders ask questions. The rest are dullards. Leaders who don’t ask questions are uninteresting, short-sighted, self-absorbed, and ineffective. Bores don’t ask questions. Success requires curiosity. Tips from the best: Bob Tiede, owner… Continue reading

What if you’re not that Smart

Don’t worry if you aren’t the smartest person in the room; stay curious and work hard. Curiosity and hard work takes leaders further than indulgent intelligence. If you’re intelligent, stay curious and work hard. If… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: 12 Ways to Get People to Listen to You

Forget leading if no one’s listening. The right to be heard is earned. After a recent presentation, I was asked, “How do I deal with someone who isn’t listening to me?” 12 ways… Continue reading