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Free document: Sam Keen’s wonderful article on the great questions of life. Two pages that can change your life. As Keen says, “Your question is the quest you’re on.”
Free document: Chapter Five of The Seven Challenges Workbook , on creative questioning, includes the Keen article above, and references to creative questioning in many areas of dialogue and endeavor. (10 pages)
The 7 Powers of Questions: Secrets to Successful Communication in Life and at Work
by Dorothy Leeds
? stimulate thinking
? give us valuable information
? put us in control
? get people to open up
? lead to quality listening
? get people to sell themselves
They’re an essential tool of the seeker and the problem-solver, and in our personal and professional lives, they can make the difference between getting what we want and going without. Questions have power-and by harnessing that power, we can change our world. This unique book reveals the seven powers of questions-and shows how to use them most effectively. Learn how questions can improve relationships, help determine what people really want, uncover opportunities, persuade others, and get more out of every business or personal encounter.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
1. Why a Book About Questions?
2. Power Number One: Questions Demand Answers
3. Power Two: Questions Stimulate Thinking
4. Power Three: Questions Give Us Valuable Information
5. Power Four: Questions Put You in Control
6. Power Five: Questions Get People to Open Up
7. Power Six: Questions Lead to Quality Listening
8. Power Seven: Questions Get People to Persuade Themselves
9. Sell, Lead, Think: Use Questions To Transform Your Organization
10. Closer Knit Than Ever: How Questions Can Draw Families Together
11. Rediscover Questions: Recapture and Redefine the Essential You
12. The Fifty Smartest Questions
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Questions That Work: How to Ask Questions That Will Help You Succeed in Any Business Situation
by Andrew Finlayson
Written by a seasoned business reporter and TV news manager, this provocative “questioning manifesto” and practical “how-to” book gives people the insights and tools to ask effective questions that get results in every realm of their professional lives. It is also a powerful tool that will help business leaders create a progressive environment where questions flow freely and creatively-boosting knowledge and performance increase at all levels of the organization.
“Do you know how to raise your IQQ? (Intelligent Questioning Quotient!) It’s not enough just to ask questions. It’s knowing which questions to ask and how to ask them that gets you results–in the form of better information, enhanced career prospects, and more competitive organizations. Written by a seasoned business reporter and manager, this provocative “questioning manifesto“ and practical “how-to“ book gives people the insights and tools to ask effective questions that get results in every realm of their professional lives. It is also a powerful tool that will help business leaders create a progressive environment where questions flow freely and creatively–boosting knowledge and performance at all levels of the organization. Best yet, the book supplies hundreds of carefully crafted questions that readers can use to find the right job, negotiate salary and benefits, inspire creativity within a group, make a better presentation, get a promotion, and much more. When people master the art of asking smart, meaningful questions, they not only make an excellent impression, they also improve their performance. In the words of the author: “Your success depends on what questions you ask. Workers of the world, question!“ “
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Change Your Questions, Change Your Life:
12 Powerful Tools for Leadership, Coaching and Life
by Marilee G. Adams, Ph.D.
In this new expanded edition of her classic international bestseller, Marilee Adams shows how the kinds of questions we ask shape our thinking and can be the root cause of many personal and organizational problems. She uses a highly instructive and entertaining story to show how to quickly recognize any undermining questions that pop into your mind—or out of your mouth—and reframe them to achieve amazingly positive and practical results. The third edition includes a new introduction and epilogue and two powerful new tools that show how Question Thinking can dramatically improve coaching and leadership. Based on Adams’s decades of research and experience, this book can make a life-transforming difference—as it already has for many thousands of people around the world.
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