Tag: ask questions

  • To be ignorant and ask questions

    “My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.” (Peter Drucker) I’m pretty sure my former boss hated the quote above. That’s why the last thing he told me during an annual performance review was, “Sunil, try to go easy on your questions; you ask a lot of them!” […]

  • Why seek answers when you can ask questions?

    As humans, we can’t help but seek clarity on things that matter to us or pique our curiosity. We’re constantly looking for answers to help us get from where we are to where we want to be. Could that be the cycle of life? I’m really not sure. But that’s what we often default to […]

  • Hey, how did you get here?

    Grades 9 through 12 were tough. I was transferred to a new school that was much smaller than the one I spent my entire childhood in. Of course, this one was much better! The teachers were sweet, polite and quite empathic. The students, particularly my classmates, were pretty rough except a few good ones — […]

  • When you’re too scared to ask questions

    As much as I would like leaders to be more compassionate and empathetic with their subordinates, I also would prefer the latter to have the courage, humility and discipline to follow through on their responsibilities as team players. That goes beyond their KRAs and KPIs. And if that requires one to call out on an […]