Marshall Goldsmith

Using Questions to Promote Wisdom

Using Questions to Promote Wisdom

Guest Post by Chip R. Bell

Quality questions have a multiplier effect on learning. Ask an information-seeking question and you get only an answer or a fact; ask an understanding-seeking question and you unleash a more powerful chain of events. It is all about how your brain process input and output.

The human brain is often compared to a computer, but it is actually very different. Most computers are largely information-storage devices. Ask an information-seeking question, and the computer goes into a retrieval modeā€”as does the human brain. However, ask an...