When people within companies try to innovate, they often talk about the challenges they're facing by using language that can inhibit creativity instead of encouraging it. Min Basadur who is a business consultant, has been teaching the (HMW) form of questioning for years. How might we? Basadur explained that people may start out asking, How … Continue reading HMW | Form of Questioning
(*information obtained from the book “A More Beautiful Question”) Question storming focus less on volume and moves more quickly to improving the questions generated by the group, by opening closed questions and closing opened ones. The key is to converge around the best questions. However, with brain storming many ideas are tossed out, but the … Continue reading Question Storming
(*information obtained from the book “A More Beautiful Question”) The main premise of appreciative inquiry is that positive questions, focusing on strengths and assets, tend to yield more effective results than negative questions focusing on problems or deficits. Strength-based questioning focuses on what is working in our lives so that we can build upon that … Continue reading Appreciative Inquiry
(*information obtained from the book “A More Beautiful Question”) What is a Deferred-Life Plan? A deferred-life plan is when ambitious young entrepreneurs devote themselves entirely to making money in the present, so that at some later point they'll have the means to pursue what really matters to them once they take the time to figure … Continue reading Deferred-Life Plan
We all need a Tortoise Enclosure. A tortoise enclosure is that sheltered, quiet place where you can go for extended periods to think without interruption. This place can enable oneself to write or engage in other creative activities, but going to the tortoise enclosure can also enable deep questioning which is a form of creative … Continue reading Tortoise Enclosure
(*information obtained from the book “A More Beautiful Question”) Among the reasons people tend to avoid fundamental questioning of much of what they do in their lives (especially the important things), four stand out: Questioning is seen as counterproductive; it's the answers that most people are focused on finding, because the answers, it is believed, … Continue reading Why are you evading inquiry?
(*information obtained from the book “A More Beautiful Question”) People are too busy doing things to actually ask why they're doing them, that habit seems to be formed early in their life. As mentioned in the earlier post called " No Time to Evaluate" people nowadays don't have much time to evaluate what they are … Continue reading Mindless Doing
(*information obtained from the book “A More Beautiful Question”) The desire to be known for something hinders you from connecting with others, who could potentially help you solve problems. I say that because, you become selfish with your ideas and you choose to not connect with people because you think they would steal it. I … Continue reading PRIDE LIMITS SUCCESS
(*information obtained from the book “A More Beautiful Question”) The wrong question is asked, based on incomplete information or faulty assumptions, often because those formulating the questions are too far removed from the problem they're trying to solve. One of the best ways to overcome this is try to close the distance between the questioner … Continue reading Can contextual inquiry solve our problems?
(*information obtained from the book “A More Beautiful Question”) The Five Whys methodology originated in Japan and is credited to Sakihi Toyoda, the founder of Toyota Industries. Toyota used the practice of asking why five times in a succession as a means of getting to the root of a particular manufacturing problem. For example, a … Continue reading The 5 Whys