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In the news/Media

In the news/Media

…result in actions that lead to real results. 13 Must Read Business Books in 2014 || Adam M. Grant on The Atlantic’s Quartz.com, and LinkedIn “Berger poses many fascinating questions, including this one: What if companies had mission questions rather than mission statements? This is a book everyone ought to read—without question.” Recommended Summer Reading For Creative Leaders From The First Half Of 2014 || David Slocum on Forbes.com “Journalist…

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What’s <i>Your</i> Beautiful Question?

What’s Your Beautiful Question?

…oss along the way. If you send me a beautiful question (and why it resonates with you), I hope to showcase it here on this page. Also check out the beautiful questions I’ve collected in the Quotes gallery. Readers’ Beautiful Questions Questions about water Two “Beautiful Q” emails came in the same day, both posing questions about water. From Kathryn, a high school student in California: – “Will the world ever run out of water?” –…

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Should companies have “Mission Questions” instead of mission statements?

Should companies have “Mission Questions” instead of mission statements?

Is it time to hang a question mark on the end of the corporate mission statement? Getting some good feedback on my Fast Company piece “Forget The Mission Statement. What’s Your Mission Question?” It offers up 5 questions companies can ask to see if they’re staying true to their missions. What I was going to write at the end of the piece—and somehow I couldn’t make it fit smoothly with the rest of the article, so I never got to…

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Why do kids ask so many questions—and why do they stop?

Why do kids ask so many questions—and why do they stop?

…a question is asked, answer it! Keep in mind, you should be rewarding every question and the answer you give is the crucial turning point. Your answer can bring up more questions or dismiss the rest of the conversation (and questions). Question everything, don’t take things for granted and ask questions in front of your children. Leading children by example can definitely contribute to the process. There is also another possible reason why…

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Author Interview: Innovation through asking ‘A More Beautiful Question’

Author Interview: Innovation through asking ‘A More Beautiful Question’

…inkers. What are the most important elements, messages, or takeaways of your book that you’d like readers to know they will benefit from? As I say in the book: We’re all hungry for answers. But first we have to ask the right questions. Questioning is like breathing—it’s something that seems so basic, so instinctive, that we take it for granted. But there’s a lot we can all learn about how to question, and really do it well. So I sought out…

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A question that defined a life

A question that defined a life

A consideration of Rodney King’s famous question   Last month, Rodney King died at the age of 47. If you’re looking for an example of what I would call a “beautiful question”—a question that takes on a big and important idea, one that causes people to step back and reassess the way they think—consider King’s famous question, “Can we all get along?” He said it at a news conference during the 1992 Los Angeles riots; those riots, of course,…

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7 Top Game-Changing Questions for Businesses

7 Top Game-Changing Questions for Businesses

…’t know how to go about finding out if those ideas work,” Ries says. “If you want to harvest all those ideas, allow employees to experiment more—so they can find out the answers to their questions themselves.” 7. What is our mission question? This is not to be confused with your mission statement—you know, that thing you write down that gets stashed away in a drawer somewhere. Your mission statement is probably more of an ad slogan than an…

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8 Ways to Improve a Question

8 Ways to Improve a Question

…tend to yield better answers. Instead of “How will current changes in the market affect us?” better to ask, “How will the rise of e-commerce in the market affect us?” Add a ‘Why’ to it. I’m a big believer in getting to the “question behind the question,” and that means asking not only about “What,” but also the “Why” behind the “What.” So instead of just asking, “What trend are you most concerned about?” ask “What trend are you most concerned…

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