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4 Ways A-List Leaders Engage Their Teams

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Guest Post by Kevin Ennis Originally posted @ InsideOutDev.com Great leaders and organizations know that employee engagement is critical to business success.  Research compiled by The Gallup Organization shows that organizations with the highest levels of engagement enjoy increased employee productivity and retention, better operating margins, and almost 4 times higher return to shareholders than their lowest scoring industry peers. While…

How to ask Questions That Will Always Inspire Thoughtful Answers

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Guest Post by Brian Clapp Originally posted @ WorkInSports.com I ran an experiment the other day where I decided to count how many questions I asked during a single day. It didn’t matter to whom, or how important they were, I just wanted a rough estimate of how many questions we ask as normal operating people in society. My number: 38 The questions I asked ranged from, “can I have room for cream” to “in your…

The Power of Essential Questions

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Excerpted with permission from the Introduction of “The Miniature Guide to the Art of Asking Essential Questions” by Linda Elder & Richard Paul It is not possible to be a good thinker and a poor questioner. Questions define tasks, express problems, and delineate issues. They drive thinking forward. Answers, on the other hand, often signal a full stop in thought. Only when an answer generates further questions does thought continue as inquiry. A mind with no questions is a mind that is not intellectually alive. No questions (asked) equals…

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