When we ask impactful questions, we send some very powerful messages. Well-phrased questions can and should signal to others that we…
- Value what they know.
- Are genuinely curious and want to learn more.
- Respect the need for various viewpoints/perspectives.
- Desire discourse and dialogue (as opposed to divisive debate).
- Might be wrong, ourselves, and are willing to reconsider our own position(s).
Leadership thought leader Dan Rockwell suggests that we use the One Question Challenge: Ask at least one question before making statements.
Seems like wise counsel. Think I’ll try to make it a habit.
*If you’d like to read more of nc’s blatherings, go to nc’s Recursive Learning.