Mission Statement v. Question Statement

(*information obtained from the book “A More Beautiful Question”) Pg. 162 & 163 Bertrand Russell the philospher once said, In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you take for granted. Usually, mission statements in the corporate world are taken for granted, ignored, and occasionally … Continue reading Mission Statement v. Question Statement

HMW | Form of Questioning

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

Question Storming

(*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

Appreciative Inquiry

(*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

Why are you evading inquiry?

(*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?

Millennials Dream Job

Young workers, in particular, have shown they want to align themselves with companies that support principles and values similar to their own, and companies that are contributing to a greater good. The modern workers were all about salary but today millennials are about purpose. Millennials are increasing saying they want to do something they really … Continue reading Millennials Dream Job

Answers turn into Questions

(*information obtained from the book “A More Beautiful Question”) Even when you arrive at answers, that doesn’t mean you have found the final solution. How is that? Well, that is because the questions don’t end, even when you arrive at the solution. The answers then turn into questions. Many successful questioners, having arrived at an … Continue reading Answers turn into Questions