Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ask Curious Questions

What kinds of questions do you ask when you're solving a problem?

Do you stay curious enough to be open for whatever the answers are?

I've discovered that once we identity the problem, the best path toward solving it is to change that problem into a goal. What is it that we really want?

The next step is to identify the barriers to that goal. What's preventing us from achieving our goal?

Then I change those barriers to questions. It's a bit like using the classic problem solving tool of the "Five Whys" -- asking a series of whys to get to the root of the problem. In this variation, we're asking curious questions to figure out how to get beyond whatever is constraining us from achieving our goals.

Solving problems starts with asking truly curious questions.

What questions could help you solve your biggest problem? Are you ready to ask them?

-- doug smith

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