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The Daily Questions Ritual that Helps You Become Better at Anything

Every morning, Marshall Goldsmith, the world’s number one executive coach, gets a call from the same women. She sits pretty quiet – she’s there to listen as Goldsmith reads off a list of 32 questions and she answers with either a yes or no or a number between 1 to 10. In the evening, Goldsmith pays an associate to call him and ask a series of questions that force him to recap whether he has been true to his behavioral goals through the day’s events. The beauty with this process is that it ensures accountability. Goldsmith says there’s one overarching role: no negative feedback. No matter what the other person has done, don’t say ...

7 Questions the World’s Top Executive Coach Asks Every Single Time

My entire life seemed to hinge on a rather innocuous question: Do I know the answer? Whether at school, work, or personal life, knowing the answers mattered - supremely. Frankly speaking, I spent the last three decades on the interminable quest of finding answers to literally everything. I prided in knowing the answers. It gave me a one-up advantage in my social sphere. In fact, I became an expert of "answers" (aka. consultant) Only in the last several years did I realize it was never about knowing the answers, but rather it was about knowing the right questions. Don't get me wrong - answers are crucial. But, the answers don't have come from ...

How To Connect With Anyone You Just Met With 5 Questions

All my life, I've began asking myself, "Whom can I connect?" I am naturally hard-wired to see the world as a web of relationships and I get excited by the prospect of connecting people within my web. Not because they will like each other, but rather because of what they will create together. The mantra I operate in is "1 + 1 makes 3. Or 30. Or 300. " Entering a new career transition as an entrepreneur and leadership coach/consultant, I am constantly finding ways to build connections and find ways on how I can be for them and against them. I came across five types of questions that have helped me to improve my emotional connectivity with people. ...

14 Questions Christian Leaders Should Ask Themselves

The story of William Wilberforce fascinates me.  Born in 1759, Wilberforce became the youngest member of the House of Commons at just 21. Thanks to the influence of his mentor John Newton, the former slave ship captain and hymn writer of Amazing Grace, Wilberforce's life changed radically. He became a born-again, devout Christian. Inspired by the Scripture's teaching on the foundational equality of human beings, he spent his entire life leading the anti-slavery movement in the British Empire. Behind the remarkable legacy of this leader, I discovered the greatest secret to his personal life: His commitment to weekly withdrawals form the wild ...

20 Questions to Help You Reflect the Past Year

The new year will be here only in a few days, so it’s the perfect time to reflect on 2016. I’ve always used the winter break to recalibrate my life. I invite you to join in me a deep and thorough reflection process to finish strong. A year end review is a great exercise to live intentionally. It’s a way to slow down, do a postmortem on the highs and lows of our life. Most importantly, you get to see yourself from a 30,000 ft level. You get to see the intricate design God has placed in your life. The following are twenty questions every leader should journal as you conduct your annual review. (more…)

Andy Stanley on Six Questions Every Leader Should Ask

Over the weekend, I was listening to Andy Stanley’s Leadership Podcast and came across a brilliant session on six questions every leader must ask. I thought I’d share my summary notes here. Andy Stanley says that when it comes to being a great leader, the questions you ask are as important as the answers you give. In fact, the questions reveal what you value and reinforce what you want valued. So, when it comes to asking the right leaders, here are six questions that every must should ask.  Q1: Which Gauges Should We Be Watching? Finding the right set of gauges can tell you a lot about the health of your organizations. Choose the ...