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Questions: Worth Their Weight in Gold

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Guest Post by Mark Miller

As a follow-up to my recent posts on the importance of thinking for leaders, I promised to share some of my favorite questions to stimulate the process. The truth is, there are countless questions with the power to unlock endless possibilities. What follows are some of the ones I return to over and over again.

NOTE: Because I’ve written other posts on this topic, I’ll try not to repeat myself – but some questions are so powerful, they deserve to be mentioned...

ONE WORD…WHY?

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Guest Post by Mark Miller

I’ve written numerous times over the last two years about my fascination with questions. I believe they are among the most under-rated tools at a leaders’ disposal. “Why?” is an amazing word and the beginning of countless outstanding questions.

Most of us started asking “Why?” as a small child. We didn’t just want the answers; we wanted to know the underlying reason(s). Why was, and still is, a profound question to stimulate learning. It can also become the...

5 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE YOU SPEAK

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5 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE YOU SPEAK

Guest Post by Mark Miller, V.P. Training and Development at Chick-fil-A

As leaders, you and I often have the opportunity to speak in public settings. These may be large events or small – formal or informal, internal audiences or external. Regardless of the context, I’ve found that the more questions I ask before I speak, the greater the impact I can have. Here are five of my favorites.

1. What is the topic? This matters for many reasons. Is it a topic you have spoken on before? Is this a topic that will require additional preparation? If additional preparation is...