Sunday, March 30, 2014

Getting the Question Right

I have seen some leaders recently not like the answers they are getting. They think they are getting the wrong answer. The problem is they are not asking the right question.

The more I deal with leaders the more important I feel it is to make sure those leaders are asking the right question?

What does this look like? Well, if I was furnishing a living room the wrong question is what type of couch should I get when the right question is "I am looking for seating in my living room, what would you suggest? The difference is the first question limits my answers to a very specific response type. The second question allows those who are experts in furnishing to provide a complete answer to the problem not limiting them to what you thought you needed.

Maybe you should "Thrash" the question first to make sure the question is right to begin with.