Tag Archive: Questions

Find Better Answers – Ask Better Questions

We ask questions to learn. When a coach asks questions, it’s to help others: Learn about themselves. Expand their potential. Find their path forward. Deliver results. Enhance their fulfillment. (Most important.) Curiosity has… 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

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