Can I ask you an open-ended question?

Can I ask you an open-ended question?

“Yes or No? Please tell me more.” This quick post touches on one of the very basics. And as is so often, it’s those that are tough to get right and are all too easy to forget. One very simple attribute of a good and thoughtful question is whether it...
So what do you actually do to be engaged?

So what do you actually do to be engaged?

“Did I do my best?” With this post, we are going back to the great Marshall Goldsmith one more time. We will highlight a number of questions that he would let anyone ask themselves to drive and foster engagement at work. His interesting and different...
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 is desperate to...