Lyn Boyer

The Answers are in the Questions

The Answers are in the Questions

Guest Post by Lyn Boyer

Leaders often find themselves in situations in which they coach others or they must get to the heart of very difficult situations so they can make better decisions. Their ability to ask questions and sometimes to help others clarity their own meaning are frequently key to their ability to function effectively. However, leaders often have not developed the skills required to ask productive questions.

Two recent conversations reminded me of the value and importance of questions.

A parent complained about one-word responses from his 14-year-old...