#13 – “I don’t know” is an acceptable answer

This is #13 in the series, “50 Ideas Worth Fighting For.” Actually, it’s not just an acceptable answer, it’s often a great one. It is wonderfully counterintuitive that the ability to say “I don’t know” comes from self-confidence. It is self-assurance in what we do know that allows us the ability to be more curious,Continue reading “#13 – “I don’t know” is an acceptable answer”

Things I know nothing about

I won’t bore you but the list is long. I used to think I had to be perceived as knowing things even when I didn’t. That facade was grueling to maintain and so easily pierced. Today, I enjoy saying, “I don’t know” or “That’s cool, tell me more about that” or “Beats me, what doContinue reading “Things I know nothing about”

What You Already Know

My coaching clients, regularly and repeatedly, react with the same kind of understated agreement when I share the feedback I have gathered from their peers and colleagues. What they learn is no surprise. They are, in fact, underwhelmed by the process because it confirms what they already know. The privilege of my work is toContinue reading “What You Already Know”