Book Recommendations

“The best coaching question in the world” from Michael Bungay Stanier

“The best coaching question in the world” from Michael Bungay Stanier

In The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever, by Michael Bungay Stanier, Michael shares 7 powerful questions that can make someone a better leader or manager.

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Humble Inquiry: The best kind

Humble Inquiry: The best kind

Edgar H. Schein’s excellent book “Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling” reminds us that good questioning often requires that we set aside ego.

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How might you find your own “Big Idea”?

How might you find your own “Big Idea”?

Author Dorie Clark says finding your breakthrough idea and standing out in a crowded world start with some deep questioning.

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10 Mind-Altering Business Books from 2014

10 Mind-Altering Business Books from 2014

I was very pleased to be mentioned on this list, along with a dozen or so other worthy 2014 authors. Find out what makes them mind-altering at this Huffington Post article by Scott Goodson.

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7 Top Game-Changing Questions for Businesses

7 Top Game-Changing Questions for Businesses

The 7 top game-changing questions I’ve gleaned from companies like Nike, Trader Joe’s, Panera, and Dropbox, and various business consultants.

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What is curiosity? A new book provides rich insights

What is curiosity? A new book provides rich insights

Ian Leslie’s fascinating and important new book Curiosity highlights for me the interesting relationship between questioning and curiosity, with the latter tending to inspire the former.

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Want to change your life? Start with this “small” question

Want to change your life? Start with this “small” question

One question could help you make simple, but meaningful, improvements in your work and life. Interviews with authors A. J. Jacobs and Caroline Arnold.

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Are we turning our future leaders into ‘excellent sheep?’

Are we turning our future leaders into ‘excellent sheep?’

William Deresiewicz, author of Excellent Sheep talks about the failure to teach and ask big questions at today’s elite colleges, and how this impacts tomorrow’s leaders.

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Tony Wagner on questioning as a survival skill

Tony Wagner on questioning as a survival skill

Today I’m sharing a conversation I had with Harvard education superstar Tony Wagner about the power of inquiry in business and in education.

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