Is there a risk involved in creating stronger human connections? Chad Littlefield is an expert in human connection and the use of powerful questions to create that connection. (And yes, there’s risk involved.) Outstanding leaders know that deeper human connection fosters more engagement and better performance and that investing in people boosts results and increases retention. Leaders accomplish more by asking powerful questions than by commanding and controlling. In this episode, Chad Littlefield gives you practical tools and questions you can use to help you connect with your team more effectively, build better relationships and results, have more influence, and work better together.
Risk of Human Connection with Chad Littlefield
7:40 – What led Chad to get into the world of human connection and powerful questions?
8:45 – How making things happen as a leader requires social risk.
10:08 – What is the risk of asking questions that will affect the dynamics of your conversation, especially as a leader?
12:10 – How to take on the responsibility associated with asking meaningful and powerful questions.
16:16 – The simple way to trick your brain into setting aside your own life experience to be present for the person you’re having a conversation with: Respond in a sentence that ends in a question mark.
22:25 – Using questions to create human connection becomes much more powerful when you get clear on your intent as to why you’re asking.
36:18 – A good question creates an opportunity for conversation, creates an opportunity for human connection, or genuine curiosity and mutual exploration.
48:31 – The critical action you want to take before diving into content – whether in a team meeting, a conference, or any leadership interaction.