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POSITIVE INTENT

Don’t Solve Their Problem. Ask a Question Instead.

Great questions, good questions, dumb questions — any question is more useful than your opinion.

Leader, boss, parent, mentor, friend — as we embody each of these roles, we are consistently looked to for advice. They come to us when they aren’t sure what to do…

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James Ryan Leonard

James Ryan Leonard

Author and leadership coach. Public relations professional. Purveyor of positive intent.

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