Michael Marquardt

ASKING DISTURBING QUESTIONS TO ENGAGE PEOPLE AND SOLICIT A SENSE OF URGENCY TO ACT

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Guest Post by Dr. Peter Cheng If you ask a quality question, chances are you would get a quality response. If you ask an “inferior”question, you can certainly expect an “inferior” response. When you don’t ask questions, you get no response. Dr. Mike Marquardt once cited “In every great question, there are seeds of brilliance”. I can’t agree more on this.   In the words of John  Kotter, “Leaders focus on getting the right questions and managers focus on finding solutions to those questions.”  In my two decades of interaction with people in my…

Great Questions!

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Excerpted with the permission of the author, Michael Marquardt, from Chapter Two of the Revised and Updated – “Leading with Questions” Superb questions accomplish a number of wonderful results: Cause the person to focus and to stretch. Create deep reflection. Challenge taken-for-granted assumptions that prevent people from acting in…

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