Four suggestions to be more curious: cultivate the whole brain, expand your interests, be childlike, and ask even if you think you know the answer.
… How many have you asked today?
The importance of being able to ask and actually asking questions is verbalized in these four quotes:
…Helpful thoughts for the next steps in your life’s journey
Several times over the past few years, the Tuesday Reading has focused on biases:
… “A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
– Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher from the 6th century B.C.E.
All journeys, whether they are physical journeys by foot, by car, train, or plane, or journeys of the mind where you work small step by small step to solve a problem, resolve an issue, or explore some new idea, begin from where you are, from the current step you are taking.
It was Voltaire who said: “It is easier to judge the mind of a man by his questions rather than his answers.”
… That could be a good thing.
“I’m bored.” Now, that’s a sentence everyone has heard, or spoken, or thought many times in his or her life. And, in spite of what you may have been taught, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. What might be bad is how you respond.
Harry Davis is the first individual to connect leadership and performance art that I ever encountered. He is the Roger L. and Rachel M. Goetz Distinguished Service Professor of Creative Management at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. We met at the 2008 MOR Leaders Conference1 where Professor Davis was the featured speaker. His topic was Leadership as Performance Art.