Some of My Favorite Questions

  • How will your children describe you to their children?

  • Who gets the worst from you?

  • When was the last time you did something for the first time?

  • Who are the people in your “kitchen cabinet” (brutally honest, shared vision, success oriented)

  • Do you have CEO disease? (what do they really think?)

  • How will you find opportunity in crisis?  (danger, crisis, opportunity)

  • What keeps you where you are? (triangle)

  • What is your businesses marker cap? (private:  growth value #)

  • Show me your sales playbook?  If not, why not?

  • Tell me something (a success) that is not on your resume

  • What do you do differently on Mondays? (set the tone)

  • What would you do if you weren’t afraid?

  • Where do you go to dream?

  • What’s your trophy?  What’s happening 20 minutes before? (Dr. Joe Cook)

  • What brings you joy?  What creates anxiety?

  • What are we doing here?

  • How are you viewed as a leader in your company?

  • Who are you?  Who were you?  Who will you become?

  • What am I missing?  

  • Sounds like… - Will you please unpack that for me?

  • Talk to me about your long term patterns of your curiosity.

  • How close to the real you are you?