leadership

Power Play: Ask a great question

Rose Herceg /

Power players are fantastic at asking the killer question. They know exactly what to ask and when to ask it.

Most of us are fixated on the answer. Power Players think only of the question. And in business, this is one of the smartest things anyone can do.

Smart questions tell everyone in the room that the Power Player has a keen understanding of what’s important and where things are going.

Moreover, a great question is rarely asked and it makes for a much more interesting and thoughtful response.

Stop and think for a moment about how many times in your life someone has asked you a really great question – one that makes you rethink everything and one that stops you in your tracks. Yeah, that’s right: not that often.

It’s the same for clients and colleagues. Keep asking great questions because it will stretch your mind and your perspective.

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