How does it feel when someone asks you a question that doesn't really feel like a question? It feels instead like their mind is made up, or that they are trying to convince you of something.
That's not much of a question, is it?
Unless you ask a question with curiosity it isn't really a question.
We all do it: ask questions we think we know the answer to. That perception acts like a little door that keeps out insights. It keeps out the ability to learn.
Instead, we can't fake it: we must remain curious. When we are open to whatever answer another person offers us, and stay curious, we get better and more useful answers.
When you ask a question with curiosity, it's a genuine question. Ask real questions.
-- doug smith
Today's Leadership Affirmations
- When I stay curious I learn much more
- I can be the best listener of the day for anyone who talks with me today
- My curiosity is intense, authentic, and powerful