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We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.Albert Einstein

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The Surprising Power of Questions

Several approaches to develop mastery in the art of questioning.

Author(s): Alison Wood Brooks, Leslie K. John

Publisher: Harvard Business Review

Date of publication: 2018

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Leaders spend a significant part of their time gathering information, whether on the performance of the company, the evolution of the markets, their competitors, etc. And yet, few consider questioning as a quality or competence to reinforce—contrary to other professionals such as journalists, doctors or lawyers, who are taught the art of questioning. By doing so, they are missing the opportunity to stimulate innovation, idea sharing, performance and even trust among coworkers. The authors propose several approaches to develop mastery in the art of questioning.

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