Having an opinion or an assertion about the way things are and the change you would like to see is not arrogant. It is necessary. It is human.
From the Blog on Questions
‘This is just the way things are’ and ‘what if’ are very different statements. However, the way things are today is because of a ‘what if’ in the past.
Good questions can unlock problems and solutions. Focusing on the right problem is worth the time it takes to figure it out.
By asking the two critical questions to a diverse group of participants, we quickly see nuance and complexity. One size doesn’t fit all. Ever.
What if we focused on coaching our teams to help them take the lead and facilitate the teams’ ideas – truly listening to what they have to say.
Sometimes we need to go with the other on a journey expecting both the first question and the answers not to be right ones and ask ‘and what else’
Being clear on the challenge or problem gives us a chance to hit the mark. Without it, we’re merely playing the lottery. Do the work.
Simple questions can lead to profound questions. Who does it leave out? Where does the power lie? Asking can cut through our justifications.
Using the 5 why process in our own lives can help us see patterns in our behaviour, but we can also see it in our thinking.