How well do you ask questions? Are you trying to gain influence with others? Are you having a tough time being heard in your workplace? What about listening, how well do you listen to others? One of the best ways you can learn to gain influence with others is to learn how to ask the right questions (See I just asked you a few….ha).
Questions cause the other party to think, to engage. THEIR response will give you insight to THEIR heart. Your question will allow them to think and expand their thinking even further.
Do you find yourself often saying, “I think we should do this.”? What if instead you asked, “What do you think about this?”
Instead of making statements online all the time, what if you asked questions instead??? You may be surprised at the level of engagement from others.
Instead of giving commands in your family, what if you learned to ask questions instead? What about with friends or those you lead? What kind of difference could you make?
The question allows the other person in on the conversation. The question gives them buy-in and participation. The question takes down the assumption that you know everything and they wish they knew what you knew. Questions are a good thing, are you asking enough of them?