Leadership Wired Blog

“Life is a one-way street. No matter how many detours you take, none of them leads back. And once you know and accept that, life becomes much simpler.” ~ Isabel Moore Choices have consequences that stalk us like a shadow. The effects of decisions made early in life affect our wealth,... Read more

The helmetless rider inadvertently struck a curb with her all-terrain vehicle and plunged over a six-foot drop-off, violently crash-landing on the ground below. The wreck left six-time Olympic gold medalist, Amy Van Dyken-Rouen, clinging to life. Airlifted to a nearby medical facility, she underwent a seven-hour operation during which doctors... Read more

No, not those Giants. (Although I’m sure there are many lessons we could learn from this year’s World Series winners the San Francisco Giants.) Instead, I’m talking about the giants of the faith whose stories are captured in the Bible. Imagine you could spend a day being... Read more

The surest index of your spiritual and emotional well-being is the degree of gratitude in your life. Where does gratitude come from, and how can we grow in gratefulness? Grateful people linger over life’s blessings The English word “thank” shares the same root as “think.” Thankfulness is intimately connected... Read more

This week, John and I were at the SUCCESS Partners CEO Summit in Laguna Beach, California. John was discussing his new book, Good Leaders Ask Great Questions. What a great book for leaders desiring to increase their influence! After... Read more

He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master. ~ Ben Johnson He who builds to every man’s advice will have a crooked house. ~ Danish Proverb The twin dangers for a leader are to refuse advice from anyone or to take advice from everyone. Smart leaders... Read more

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” ~ Albert Einstein Curiosity = Asking You only get answers to the questions you ask. There is a yawning chasm separating the person who neither formulates interesting questions nor asks for help and the person who poses profound questions to others and... Read more

Just two weeks ago, I had the privilege of participating in The John Maxwell Company’s first ever L2:Learn-Lead Simulcast. And it was a great experience! Of course, I enjoyed delivering my lesson on the ideas in my new book, Good Leaders Ask Great Questions. But I also took... Read more

What causes leaders to quit being inquisitive? Leaders stop asking questions, and stunt their growth, due to insecurity, low self-esteem, arrogance, contentment, and distractedness. Let’s take a moment to examine each reason. Insecurity As leaders, we know others are looking to us for guidance, and thus we’re reluctant... Read more

I wrote my new book, Good Leaders Ask Great Questions because I believe that questions are the key to opening many doors in our lives. In addition to teaching about why and how to ask questions, I devoted a large part of the book to a kind of Q and... Read more