Warren Berger

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 eight 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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Find Your Passion with These 8 Thought-Provoking Questions

Find Your Passion with These 8 Thought-Provoking Questions

The following eight questions—shared by a noteworthy lineup of entrepreneurs, innovators, consultants, and creative thinkers—can help you figure out where your heart lies and what you really ought to be doing.

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The inquiring mind of Reggie Watts: A Top 12 list of his questions

The inquiring mind of Reggie Watts: A Top 12 list of his questions

I don’t know if they qualify as “beautiful questions” but there’s something oddly fascinating about the imaginative questions that band leader Reggie Watts asks the guests of James Corden’s The Late Late Show.

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Coaching and the art of asking beautiful questions

Coaching and the art of asking beautiful questions

At the 2016 Capital Coaches Conference I’ll be discussing my belief that coaches, who already know the power of great questions, should teach their clients how to become beautiful questioners themselves.

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“The best coaching question in the world” from Michael Bungay Stanier

“The best coaching question in the world” from Michael Bungay Stanier

In The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever, by Michael Bungay Stanier, Michael shares 7 powerful questions that can make someone a better leader or manager.

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Interview: 5 Questions You Shouldn’t Ask

Interview: 5 Questions You Shouldn’t Ask

My recent good conversation with WNYC.org, where the host challenged me about whether appreciative inquiry is direct and honest enough. You know my opinion.

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Round up: Recent questioners and quotes

Round up: Recent questioners and quotes

Here’s a round-up of a few of the questioners and quotes we spotted from the past six months, in case you missed my original posts on the firehose that is Twitter.

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Question Week 2016 in pictures

Question Week 2016 in pictures

My stated goal for Question Week 2016 was to flood the internet with questions. And if you check out the Question Week Wonderwall where we captured a lot of the social media activity over that week in mid-March, you’ll see the hundreds of great questions and images that showed up under the hashtag #QuestionWeek.

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8 Ways to Improve a Question

8 Ways to Improve a Question

How do you improve a question? I came up with these eight ways to take an existing question and make it better.

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Humble Inquiry: The best kind

Humble Inquiry: The best kind

Edgar H. Schein’s excellent book “Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling” reminds us that good questioning often requires that we set aside ego.

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