Tell me what you did wrong there

Tell me what you did wrong there

“Would you do it differently?” Typically, when we are at the cathartic stage of a project or endeavor where the deed is done and we look back at a result that is glamourous (or shambles), the natural thing to do is a ‘lessons learned’ exercise....
Mining for Strengths

Mining for Strengths

“Can you tell me about that time you were on fire?” What if you are coaching someone who is stuck in negativity about their options, has no real clue on what kind of strength to build on? Or what if you are simply talking to a friend who┬áis desperate to...
One Powerful Way to Uncover Blind Spots

One Powerful Way to Uncover Blind Spots

“What do you not want to tell me?”   Getting real feedback is not easy. This is even more important in situations where there are high stakes and where our performance improvement hinges on something we just don’t (want to?) know about...
The Impossibility Question

The Impossibility Question

“What is impossible to do, but if you could do it…?” This fascinating and easy question is a simple way to move someone from ‘impossible’ (“can’t do”) to ‘possible’ (“well, maybe”). It offers a...