The Boss Loves Questions!

Bruce Springsteen Interview Responds That New and Better Questions Lead to Deeper Joys of Human Experience In a recent interview about Bruce Springsteen’s 2019 documentary, Western Stars, the interviewer keyed in on comments Bruce made about something dear to us at the Inquiry Institute —questions! She resonated with Bruce saying “. . . keep asking …

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Managing Mindsets Moment by Moment

During this time of year, you’re dealing with a lot of change. Kids are going back to school, summer is ending, and it’s important to be aware of your mindset – moment by moment. The weather is changing, the months are changing, routines are changing. Also, your body is going through a transition as well, …

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Creating a Learner Habit

The way that any mindset approach and creating a Learner habit will work for you is to purposefully practice it every day. Whenever you feel like the busyness of life derails you, the solution is simple: give yourself grace, take a deep breath, look at the Choice Map, find yourself on it, and ask yourself …

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How Mindset Can Impact Us and Others

Have you ever walked into a meeting room and immediately felt tense, edgy, or nervous? Have you experienced an immediate feeling of peace in a spa lobby, library, or when you walk through the door at the end of the day? While physical environment—lighting, size, temperature, noise level, and smells—can play a role in how …

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How Mindset Awareness Can Influence Learner Living

Mindset awareness may be a trend right now, but I’ve been teaching and training deep mindset work for over 30 years and mindset awareness affects every aspect of how you think, listen, and speak, moment by moment. What is a mindset? My definition of mindset is the set of beliefs and assumptions we hold about …

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Conversations Worth Having and Appreciative Inquiry: An Interview with Jackie Stavros and Cheri Torres

Hi Everybody! Jackie Stavros and Cheri Torres were my guests on my for this special July Facebook Live conversation. They are co-authors of a wonderful new book, Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement. The enthusiastic preface is by David Cooperrider of the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry …

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Mindsets & Questioning

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Every coach knows that the questions we ask clients largely determine coaching success. We intuitively understand that “a question not asked is a door not opened.”1 But how confident, comfortable and skillful are we at coming up with those seemingly magical questions? How intuitive are we at predictably generating questions that cause clients to stop …

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