Tag Archive: Questions

Solution Saturday: To Coach or Kick Butt

What do you do when the person you’re coaching persists in poor performance or negative behaviors? Energy deflates when you have the same conversation over and over. The belief that coaching is handholding offends… 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

Solution Saturday: Culture in Two Words

Dear Dan, Can you address the key indicators of a culture of excellence and steps to establishing that culture for a school? Sincerely, Culture Builder Dear Culture Builder, Thanks for asking such a… 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

Patterns That Served You Well in the Past

Warning: Life’s ruts start feeling like well-worn jeans. Every morning you slip into patterns that served you well in the past. You need a kick in the pants to reignite the adventure. I said:… Continue reading

A Life Changing Experiment Anyone can Do

It might be slow, but complacency is death. The danger of complacency is you don’t see your own smug self-satisfaction. In dying organizations, “I’ve got it all together and I don’t need to change,”… Continue reading