Tag Archive: Questions

How Confusion Gives Way to Clarity

I often receive emails that include things like, “Do you have any suggestions or advice?” Occasionally, I ask if they’d like to talk. These calls are part listening and advising, but mostly, they’re… Continue reading

Seven Ways Curious Leaders Succeed

Question what you know; explore what you don’t. Curiosity is a way of seeing. 4 powers of curious leadership: Curious leaders: Lower resistance. Ignite energy. Expand potential. Explore possibility. Lower resistance expand opportunity. 7 ways… Continue reading

10 Negative Results of Believing People are Incapable

Wanting change – while thinking and acting the same – is frustrating futility. Trying to change people is the greatest futility of all. Coaching-leaders don’t change people, they have transformative conversations where people… Continue reading

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 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