Monday, May 23, 2016

According John Miller of QBQ, Inc. there are 15 reasons why we ask questions and a number of reason why we do not ask questions

15 reasons to ask questions!
1. To acquire knowledge
2. To eliminate confusion
3. To cause someone else to feel special/important
4. To guide a conversation in the direction we want it to go
5. To demonstrate humility to another
6. To enable a person to discover answers for themselves
7. To gain empathy through better understanding another’s view
8. To influence/alter someone else’s opinion/view
9. To begin a relationship
10. To strengthen a relationship
11. To humbly show we have knowledge on a specific topic
12. To stimulate creativity and idea generation
13. To gain a person’s attention
14. To solve a problem
15. To reach agreement or to "agree to disagree" with clarity
So, there they are … 15 reasons to ask questions.

It’s good to explore the reasons why we DO NOT ask questions. Here are six:
1. To find a culprit
2. To embarrass and shame
3. To appear superior
4. To create fear

5. To manipulate

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