Did You Ask the Right Question?

Trigger Question #22

“What answer do I need?”

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Let me ask you a trick question. When you ask a question, do you know what you will do with the answer?

Often, knowing what you will do depends on why you are asking the question in the first place.

What is more important to a manager, the right answer or the right question? Management is about action today, solving problems and rapid results. This makes the right answer more valuable.

Leadership is about finding a path to an uncertain future. It will help your understanding if you have a few options to explore. Now the right question, the one that triggers different answers, is more valuable.

You will ask the right question when you know the type of answer you need. Because you know what you will do with it.

Welcome to my side of the nonsense divide.

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