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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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Via Enzo Calamo
Marc Kneepkens's insight:

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

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How to Get Great Ideas from Your Team

How to Get Great Ideas from Your Team | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

The thing about brainstorming, idea management and other business tools for collecting ideas is that they are artificial processes that attempt to induce creativity on groups and, as such, acknowledge a simple fact: the office is a terrible place for having and developing ideas!

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Via Rowan Norrie, Ivan Berlocher
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Innovation and creativity is not a logical thing. Playing, doing irrelevant activities, getting out of the office, all contribute to release the 'illogical' stuff that is under the surface. This is an interesting article, especially when looking for a change.

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Rowan Norrie's curator insight, May 14, 2014 7:14 AM

Some good ideas about how to get out a mental rut and gain new insights.