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Answering Tough Questions #12

Friday, January 29, 2010
posted by Lee 2:07 PM



Question:  As a leader, I would like to know how we can increase the trust that our team members have of us as leaders and also among our own team of leaders?

Answering Tough Questions #11

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
posted by Lee 11:04 AM



Question:  What is the greatest challenge facing most organizations as it relates to Diversity?

Answering Tough Questions…# 10

Monday, January 25, 2010
posted by Lee 9:04 AM

Question:  Areas that achieve success seem to be continually asked to “do more with less,” while areas that do not achieve success seem to be given an inequitable amount of incremental resources (labor, operating dollars).  Shouldn’t the successful areas be given more in order to achieve even greater success?

How To Deal With Mistakes YOU Make

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
posted by Lee 12:58 PM


This is a contiuing series of How Do You Answer Tough Questions.

Question:  Are there any decisions you have made in your professional life that you have had second thoughts or regrets about or that you felt you could have done better?  If not, you must be an amazing person!  What guidelines do you follow to ensure great decision making?

Answering Tough Questions

Monday, January 18, 2010
posted by Lee 11:18 AM

 The last several posts have been on the subject of answering tough questions as a leader. Here is number 8 in this series.


Question:  How do you honor a seniority-based scheduling approach while at the same time consider the individual needs of  your fellow team members?


This is a good question and one that needs to be addressed in organizations that have a seniorty based scheduling system.

How Do You Work With Someone That You Don't Trust or Like?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010
posted by Lee 6:35 PM


Question:  How Do You Work With Someone That You Don’t Like or Trust?


I think that the first part of my answer would be to tell you that you should just do your job . . . and do it well . . . and focus on what you can do and not what you can’t do.

What Is The Harshest Feedback You've Ever Received?

Monday, January 11, 2010
posted by Lee 8:48 AM


Lee, this is a three-part question.

  • What’s the harshest “developmental” feedback you’ve ever received?
  • What did you say, and how did you react?
  • What did you do as a result of the “constructive” feedback?

"Protect Your Reputation; its the only one you have."

Friday, January 8, 2010
posted by Lee 8:58 AM


Question:  My mother used to say, “Protect your reputation; it’s the only one you have.” 

Why Isn't My Leader Great?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010
posted by Lee 11:27 AM

This is a continuation of the series on Answering Tough Questions

Question:  Why Isn’t My Leader Great . . . Like You Are Always Talking About?