Questions Are the Answer: A Breakthrough Approach to Your Most Vexing Problems at Work and in Life
What if you could unlock a better answer to your most vexing problem—in your workplace, community, or home life—just by changing the question?
Talk to creative problem-solvers and they will often tell you, the key to their success is asking a different question.
Take Debbie Sterling, the social entrepreneur who created GoldieBlox. The idea came when a friend complained about...more
But Hal then gave specific examples of people who had used questions in specific ways to solve problems. He told us about Fadi Ghandour, the founder of Aramex, a logistics and transportation firm, who decided t ...more
I was able to see-find that out with my own life experience--now that I teach (or try to) at a college level. None of my studen ...more
The premise is vague and be applied to anything. There is too much 'this comment is successful cause they ask good questions, that company is bad cause they didn't'. A prime example of hindsight bias and the Forer effect.
Funny the author mentions confirmation bias cause he seems to be living in it. Constantly talking about Pixar and other high profile companies. How about we hear about the co ...more
Ever stoped asking questions and wonder how that happened? Ever thought your life is driven by a core question you are trying to find answer to? Ever thought you are a piece of a beautiful mosaic? Embark on the journey Hal Gregerson has outlined in this book for you. Great stories and connection to real people and lives.
I do give this book two thumbs up, with the one reservation (for whatever it's worth) that the author spends a lot of time unpacking the problem in today's school system and how we fail to teach students HOW to think (vs WHAT). I completely agree, but ...more
Questions about goal setting:
- Location 300: How many times did you say no today? The question helps a person to focus?
- Location 800: What is your most important goal? Do you focus on that goal?
- Location 1100: What do you really want? What is really important to you?
- Location 2400: What can we do to make work, people do, more meaningful?
Questions to parents:
- Location 400: What can you do to make sure that your child has a purposeful life now and in the future? ...more
Chapter 1. "It isn't a simple matter of asking more questions; instead, the questions raised in many settings are time-wasting diversions if not downright toxic.
Chapter 2. "Power-seeking people are tuned in to the fact that questions steer the course of conversations and that the ones doing the asking are therefore in the driver's seat." " Now switch, she invites, to putting yourself into the same situation with a growth mindset You are a novice- that's why you are here. you're here to l ...more
While many business books seem dry, I found this one a breeze to get through. The concept may seem simple: you won’t get the right answer if you’re not asking the right questions, but the question process is often forgotten in exchange for a ...more