10 BEST QUESTIONS EVER

October 23rd, 2014 | Latest News

Guest Post by Dan Rockwell

If you’re interested in building relationships, start asking questions.  If you’re interested in enhancing your opportunities and reaching higher, start asking questions. If you want to honor someone, ask them a question.

Asking questions is the smartest thing you can do.

Most important, asking a question creates silence and silence is the ultimate opportunity.

10 Best Questions Ever

  1. At the end of a conversation – “Is there anything I should be asking?”
  2. While talking with a passionate person – “What’s important to you, right now?”
  3. At the beginning of a meeting – “Why are we here?”
  4. At the end of a meeting – “Who does what, by when?”
  5. Any time – “How can I help?”
  6. When receiving criticism or advice – “Where will your suggestions take us?”
  7. With your wife – “What can I do that makes you feel loved?”
  8. With your husband – “What can I do that makes you feel respected?”
  9. With your children – “What am I doing that frustrates you?”
  10. Within your own mind – “What vision drives me right now?”

Bonus question when conversations are ending – “Do you have any questions?”

Bonus stupid question – “Why do psychics have to ask your name?”

Reminder:  Always follow a question with silence.

Which question can you use today?  What questions do you like asking?

DanRockwell

Dan Rockwell’s daily leadership blog LeadershipFreak  designed to help leaders reach higher in 300 words or less. He is currently surpassing a million views a year.  Dan also presents, trains, coaches and mentors current and emerging leaders/managers.  And in addition enables individuals and organizations to leverage social media to achieve strategic objectives.

 

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