Tips for Asking More Powerful Questions

Last week I wrote a note about the power of asking questions. A blogger I follow, Michael Hyatt, recently shared seven suggestions for asking more powerful questions. I wanted to share them with you:

  1. Ask open-ended questions. Questions that can be answered “yes” or “no” are closed-ended questions. They don’t generate discussion and they rarely yield any insight. By asking open-ended questions, you get far more interesting insights. For example, instead of asking, “Are you happy with your results?” you might ask, “Why do you think you got the results you did?” The first question can only be answered “yes” or “no.” The second question invites reflection and starts a discussion. Read more >>