Stop Investigating & Start Advancing
How many times have you been the recipient of a stream of questions before the person even shut up long enough for you to answer?
Or maybe a person asked you a series of yes/no questions that came across condescending (as if you didn't know any better?!)
Every single time I've helped a leader recognize their habit of doing this, they're surprised and a little #embarrassed.
They certainly didn't 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙙 to come across in a way that 𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘴𝘢𝘧𝘦𝘵𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴, except that's what happens when we ask questions like we're investigating or interrogating someone.
𝗔𝗱𝘃𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗤𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 is a core component In our Wingspan Performance System. It's a powerful practice in asking intentional, highly purposely questions so that you actually advance both your results & your relationships.
Where might you be investigating vs. advancing?
[original photo by marten newhall]
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