A question a day...

>> Friday, August 21, 2009

A good post about the importance of asking questions, as we all did in childhood.
Questions keep your mind open and stimulate innovative answers.


"If it is obvious that asking questions is such a powerful way of learning why do we stop asking questions? For some people the reason is that they are lazy. They assume they know all the main things they need to know and they do not bother to ask more.
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With prospect, with clients, at school, at home, in business, with our friends, family, colleagues or managers we can check assumptions and gain a better appreciation of the issues by first asking questions. Start with very basic, broad questions then move to more specific areas to clarify your understanding.
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Try to practice asking more questions in your everyday conversations. Instead of telling someone something, ask them a question. Intelligent questions stimulate, provoke, inform and inspire. Questions help us to teach as well as to learn."


Are You Asking Questions?
By Paul Sloane, Blogging Innovation


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