Lee J. Colan

Ask the Right Question

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Excerpted from “Getting the BEST from Yourself and Others” by Julie Davis-Colan and Lee J. Colan “It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.” — Eugene Ionesco The fastest way to change the answers you receive—from yourself and others—is to change the questions you ask.  Consider the possible responses to questions like these: What happens if I fail at this? How will I deal with this problem…

4 Questions Excellent Leaders Ask Underperforming Employees

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Guest Post by Lee Colan Have underperforming employees? Learn what to ask them in order to boost performance. Asking questions is the most powerful, yet underutilized, tool you carry as a leader. Questions force your team to think. Questions reveal assumptions and thought processes by the answers they elicit. Questions start a dialogue. Questions involve the other party in creating solutions, which builds commitment to those solutions. It all starts with questions leaders ask. Here…

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