Thoughtful questions lead to constructive conversations

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“Here’s what you should do…” Telling others what to do may seem efficient, but often it has the opposite effect. If you find yourself in a rush to give orders: …SLOW…DOWN. Encourage a conversation by pausing and asking a question instead.

Thoughtful questions:

• Lead to exploration
• Help people find their own solutions
• Convey respect
• Increase personal commitment to change

Think of the last time you told someone what to do. What question could you have asked instead?


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