Webinar: Powerful Questions
Webinar Date: January 30, 2018, 11:30 am EST
What is one of the most effective ways to engage and inspire the people you work with?
The answer is simple, but not always easy: ask powerful questions.
Asking more questions seems like a simple enough idea. But putting it into practice requires changing your mindset, and building new habits. Many leaders believe that to be successful they need to know all the answers. They live (and lead) with the pressure to prove themselves: creating hierarchies, telling others what to do, and using fear-based tactics to accomplish their goals. This style of leadership can work for machine organizations where efficiency is king—where the goal is not to engage or inspire people at all, but merely to get the job done.
Leading an organization with a creative culture requires a different approach. If you want to encourage innovative thinking from people at all levels, you don’t need to have all the answers—you need to ask the right questions. A well-timed and well-phrased question will inspire people to find their own answers, and opens the space for them to fulfill their greatest potential. Asking powerful questions—and listening deeply to the answers—helps people build confidence by giving them a voice. You’ll help spark new ideas to improve the business or address pressing issues. And you’ll be part of building a culture of deep trust that leads to better collaboration.
Learning to ask powerful questions is a skill set that you must develop over time. This webinar is the perfect place to start.
- How asking questions can transform your organization (and all your relationships)
- The elements of a powerful question
- Examples of powerful questions you can use today
- A systematic approach for incorporating powerful questions into your leadership style, and your life