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Your success depends on the questions you ask, and the answer you get. Are you asking the right ones? And enough of them?

Are you getting the answers you need?

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  • Questions and answers

    1. 1. Questions and Answers
    2. 2. Wanna know something?
    3. 3. Questions are powerful.
    4. 4. They help you nd.
    5. 5. They help you see.
    6. 6. They help you know.
    7. 7. They help you act.
    8. 8. And yet...
    9. 9. We dont askthem enough.
    10. 10. (No, really.)
    11. 11. (We dont.)
    12. 12. Sometimes werescared of what well nd out.
    13. 13. That well give the elephant in the room a name.
    14. 14. (Something other than Jumbo, that is.)
    15. 15. We’re scared thatwell have to actually do something as a result.
    16. 16. And we dont want to.
    17. 17. (Harumph.)
    18. 18. Sometimes, it just doesnt occur to usthat the easy question
    19. 19. (and the easy answer)
    20. 20. Was too easy.And didnt actually help.
    21. 21. Was too easy.And didnt actually help.
    22. 22. It didn’tmove things forward.
    23. 23. Or close things down.
    24. 24. (Which is, ostensibly, why you asked thequestion at all, right?)
    25. 25. But if you’re a leader?
    26. 26. A manager?
    27. 27. An entrepreneur?
    28. 28. A human?
    29. 29. Your success depends on questions.
    30. 30. How you ask.
    31. 31. What you ask.
    32. 32. When you ask.
    33. 33. And on the answers you accept.
    34. 34. Or rather, the answers you dont.
    35. 35. Your success dependson asking what needs to be asked.
    36. 36. On asking the questions others wont.
    37. 37. Or dont.
    38. 38. Or dont even see.
    39. 39. Your success depends onnot accepting therst answer as nal.
    40. 40. Or even the second.
    41. 41. It depends onnever accepting "I dont know."
    42. 42. It depends onnever accepting "I dont know."
    43. 43. It depends onnever accepting "I dont know."
    44. 44. It depends onnever accepting "I dont know."
    45. 45. (Because you need to know.)
    46. 46. (And so do they.)
    47. 47. No, you need to go one step further.
    48. 48. You need to ask:
    49. 49. "Well, if you did know, what would the answer be?"
    50. 50. (Trust me on that one. It works.)
    51. 51. You need to ask the next question.
    52. 52. The one thatsuncomfortable.
    53. 53. The one that makes them think.
    54. 54. The one that makes you think.
    55. 55. And then?
    56. 56. You need to ask thequestion after that.
    57. 57. And get answers.
    58. 58. Real ones. 
    59. 59. Answers that reveal motivation.
    60. 60. Answers that reveal intent.
    61. 61. Answers that reveal barriers.
    62. 62. Answers that reveal opportunities.
    63. 63. Answers that reveal knowledge.
    64. 64. Answers that reveal knowledge. (or lack thereof )
    65. 65. Answers that reveal vision.
    66. 66. Answers that reveal vision. (or lack thereof )
    67. 67. You need answers that open new lines of questions.
    68. 68. Or close old ones.
    69. 69. You need to keep asking until there aren’t any more questions.
    70. 70. You need to keep asking until there aren’t any more questions.
    71. 71. You need to keep asking until there aren’t any more questions.
    72. 72. You need to keep asking until there aren’t any more questions.
    73. 73. You need to keep asking until you get the answers you need.
    74. 74. Until you understand.
    75. 75. Until you knowenough to act.
    76. 76. So, what’s next?
    77. 77. (You know the answer.)
    78. 78. www.brasstackthinking.com

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