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THREE QUESTIONS THAT TURN SELF-CRITICISM INTO POWERFUL TIPPING POINTS

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Guest Post by Dan Rockwell Agree with people when they point out their own weaknesses. “Comfort may obstruct growth and solidify the status quo.” Agree: Say, “You know you’re right, you can be too critical,” when someone says they’re too critical. Don’t say, “Oh, it’s not that bad.” When team members say they’re too critical, thank them for their transparency. “Thanks for saying that. I respect your transparency.” 3 questions: <p style="padding-left:...

HOW TO BE A GENIUS IN SEVEN QUESTIONS

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Guest Post by Dan Rockwell At the beginning, you offer answers. In the end it’s about questions. The right answer is always preceded by the right question. Pressure: Ego inflates when people look to you for answers. As time passes, pressure mounts to be right.  The trouble is, all answers are imperfect, unless it’s math. The rightness of an answer is always a matter of degree. Leaders escalate stress when they propagate the all-knowing-I’ve-got-it-right myth. Ego…

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