In developing a mini-toolbox of powerful questions we will want to look at asking questions which are:
- Short and concise - if our questions are too long, the receiver may be lost
- Open-ended and either invite exploration, new perspectives, or action
- Starting with What? We often say that What questions help to open the space for exploration and action.
Some powerful questions you may want to start using in your conversations include:
What's important about x?
What possible solutions are there?
What's another perspective around x?
What support do you need to be successful?
What's the flip side?
What might get in the way?
Where can you synergize (or collaborate)
Who else can help?
If you knew you would not fail, what would you try?
What other questions do you like to ask?
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Have a great Tuesday,
Jennifer Britton, MES, PCC, CPT
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