Steve Tilley, whom I think I met in a seminar many years ago, has some amazing quotes in his most recent few blog posts.
I think I will therefore say this once more. The only, the only management question worth asking of a subordinate, is this, 'How can I help you do your job better?'
'The neighbours’ lawn may be greener because there’s a leaking sceptic tank under it.'
Do you keep your sceptics in a tank under the lawn? What happens if they escape? A lawn covered in uncertainty and suspicion? I doubt it.