Do you ask the right questions?
Read this blog today and I have to say … most people, whether it is at home or in the office, simply do not know how to go about asking the right questions. More often then not, people get embroiled in long drawn out arguments over issues that could be avoided easily if the right questions are asked at the very beginning.
I have to say that I did have one particular boss who was extremely good at asking questions. The meetings were most effective because he asked enough questions to pinpoint weak points before they became an issue, this forced us to be very well prepared with our inputs before we even went into the meeting. He’s taught me to drill down in financial reports, spot weakness in delivery plan and overall how to keep people on their toes.
The Art of Asking Questions – good to know but better to practice, improve effectiveness for yourself and others.