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?

Can contextual inquiry solve our problems?

(*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?

How to ask powerful Why questions?

*information obtained from " A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger" Here are the steps required to help you ask more powerful Why Questions Step back. (changing your perception | looking at things differently or with new eyesNotice what others miss. | what problems didn't the solution solve?Challenge assumptions including your own Gain a deeper … Continue reading How to ask powerful Why questions?

Questions makes us aware of Ignorance.

(*information obtained from the book “A More Beautiful Question”) " How frustrating it can be on the receiving end of kids' questions. The adult, in this case, becomes exasperated, insecure, aware of his own ignorance, and reminded of his insignificance - all because of that word why" Questions are disliked in the world for multiple … Continue reading Questions makes us aware of Ignorance.

Questions help you obtain the right skills.

(*information obtained from the book “A More Beautiful Question”) When you are looking to obtain specific skills like if you were to do a training program. It would be of your best interest if you where to question what skills you need, if the training you are going to do is beneficial and if it … Continue reading Questions help you obtain the right skills.