In a previous blog post, we delved into the intricate world of conversation dynamics by discussing the power of initiating discussions with tough questions first. We explored how this strategy can foster deeper connections and encourage openness among participants.

Following its publication, a pertinent question surfaced: ‘Are there situations where this approach might not be ideal?’ In this post, we address that question. Discover why considering context before diving into heavy inquiries is crucial for meaningful dialogue.

Context is Key: Knowing When NOT to Ask the Tough Questions First

Unlock the secrets to fostering openness in challenging conversations! Read now to discover why starting with the tough questions first can pave the way for more candid exchanges later in conversation. 

The Psychology of Disclosure: How Starting with the Tough Questions First Spurs Openness

In this blog post, we unlock the secrets to tackling underperformance head-on. Discover why traditional solutions like “more training” often fall short and explore alternative strategies to reignite motivation and boost productivity. Dive into practical advice and transformative insights that will empower you to lead your team to new heights of success.

Addressing Underperformance: When “More Training” is NOT the Answer

Throughout my years as an executive coach, I’ve noticed ten mistakes that leaders often make when trying to lead with questions. Here they are in no particular order.

10 Mistakes Leaders Make When Asking Questions

The following question was asked in a Human Resources Facebook Group:The following question was asked in a Human Resources Facebook Group: “I have a delicate issue I need some advice on handling. I have a wonderful, talented HR person that has trouble with subject/verb agreement, both verbally and in emails. She has a college degree,

Engaging in Delicate Conversations with Others

A Quick Story Our little Abbi Lou wasn’t feeling well a couple of weeks ago, so I took her to the vet. When Dr. Rice entered the room, she asked, “Same thing? Another UTI?””No, I don’t think so,” I replied. “Not this time. I think it is something else.” An Important Backstory To Explain Dr.

Behavioral Baselines and Deviations: Their Role in Emotional Intelligence