"Good questions can move your business, organization, or career forward. They squeeze incremental value from interactions, the drops of which add up to reservoirs of insight. Of all the skills innovators can learn from journalists, the art of the expert Q&A is the most useful." - Fast Company, Dec. 17, 2012
According to Shane Snow at Fast Company, questions are "the one conversational tool that will make you better at absolutely everything." He offers this advice for asking the kind of questions that yield insight:
Most of us probably know that questions are important yet do we really use them to the fullest? Often our ability to listen is blocked by:
What are some ways you've learned to increase your effectiveness as a questioner, and/or as a listener?