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How The Most Successful People Ask Questions

How The Most Successful People Ask Questions | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

The most intelligent and successful people ask a lot of questions. Here's how to use what you don't know to your advantage.

Asking the right questions can mean the difference between success and failure. Unfortunately, asking questions can also feel uncomfortable.

"It can be embarrassing to admit that you didn't understand what someone said, or that you don't get it," says Heidi Grant Halvorson, associate director of Columbia Business School’s Motivation Science Center and author of No One Understands You and What to Do About It. "You might fear it will make you look incompetent, but that’s not true. Research has found that people who are inquisitive are generally judged to be more intelligent and engaged." Read more: click image or title.




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#Questions are fundamental to the process of growth and change.

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Coaching on How To Ask Powerful Questions

Coaching on How To Ask Powerful Questions | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Here are ten ways asking questions can help us be more effective leaders and create breakthroughs in our impact.

If there were one single tool that would help you inspire greater creativity, drive stronger engagement, and get better results,would you try it?

It’s called a question.

Voltaire said “Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers”.

In my executive coaching practice, asking the right questions is the single most important tool I use to help others discover and grow themselves as leaders.

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Questions will start the process of communication, resolving, thinking, etc. Great article.

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 27, 2014 9:21 AM

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Here’s the real challenge to asking good questions. It requires a shift in our own mindset as leaders. We have to let go of three ego needs that hold us back.

Let go of the need to be superior or to prove ourselves (e.g. I’m the smartest person in the room so let me tell you everything I know).Let go of the need to control outcomes (e.g. the best and most efficient way to do this is my way, so let me just help you by telling you what to do).Let go of the need for perfection or need to succeed without any tolerance for failure (we have to do this perfectly because anything less than success will make us or me look bad).

This is where executive coaching really works to uncover limiting beliefs and paradigms we have so we can let our curiosity naturally flow through. Do these apply to you?

 

Michael Binzer's curator insight, June 25, 2014 4:36 AM

Ten good ways to ask difficult questions. Worth reading

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The 20 Habits of Eventual Millionaires — Life Learning — Medium

The 20 Habits of Eventual Millionaires - Life Learning - Medium
This is the wrong question. It’s upside down.

This is a tacky question. This is sort of a rude question.

Actually, the question was a bit worse. It was “I’m in my 20s — can someone in their 40s tell me what I need to do to become a financial success?”

Maybe don’t look for shortcuts. Too many shortcuts is “death by a thousand cuts”.

Here’s a question: I’m in my 40s, can someone in their 20s tell me how to restore that feeling of lightness, no obligations and the feeling that “Enough” is a Feast?

Answer me that.

Here’s a question: I’m in my 20s, can someone tell me what success is?

Here’s another question: I’m lonely, can someone tell me how a ray of sunlight can remember that by itself it is nothing, but together it’s the Sun?

But ok. Another friend of mine wrote a good post on this topic. But I know him and how he made his millions and although his answer was good, it wasn’t how he made his money.

Money is not everything. It’s a side effect. It’s a byproduct. It’s nuclear waste after all the energy has already powered the Earth.

Focus just on the habits. Only the first half of the question.

Everyone needs different habits. If someone has an arm amputated he needs a new arm. Another person might need a new eye.

Another person needs to listen better.

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Habits fsor #Success. Some stimulating ideas here. Worthwhile reading.

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