Interview: 5 Questions You Shouldn’t Ask

I recently had an interesting conversation with Charlie Herman, the host of Money Talking/WNYC.org, on the topic of questioning. The audio is pretty short—only 12 minutes—and you’ll see at the end that Herman challenges me on whether “appreciative inquiry” is direct and honest enough. Of course, I had to vouch for the power of a good, beautiful question. Check it out:

The accompanying WNYC blog post: http://www.wnyc.org/story/5-questions-shouldnt-ask/

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Innovation expert and questionologist Warren Berger has studied hundreds of the world’s foremost innovators, entrepreneurs, and creative thinkers to learn how they ask questions, generate original ideas, and solve problems. He is the author or co-author of eleven books, including THE BOOK OF BEAUTIFUL QUESTIONS: The Powerful Questions That Will Help You Decide, Create, Connect, and Lead, the bestseller A MORE BEAUTIFUL QUESTION: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas, and the internationally acclaimed GLIMMER, named one of Businessweek’s Best Innovation and Design Books of the Year. His writing appears regularly in Psychology Today, Fast CompanyHarvard Business Review, and The New York Times. He lives in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @GlimmerGuy and subscribe to his blog posts.

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