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When “just asking questions” does more harm than good

When “just asking questions” does more harm than good

Media provocateurs and conspiracy theorists insist that they’re “just asking questions.” But what would master questioners George Carlin and Carl [...]

Want to inspire more curiosity and inquiry in kids?

Want to inspire more curiosity and inquiry in kids?

How and why Traci Sanders—a longtime school librarian and connoisseur of children’s books—put together a fun curated library of kids’ [...]

Changing your life via a Beautiful Question

Changing your life via a Beautiful Question

All of us can benefit by grappling with ambitious questions that encourage us to step back and consider possible ways [...]

The key questions entrepreneurs ask

The key questions entrepreneurs ask

The questions Spotify, Bumble and Medium execs are asking themselves and why you should follow their lead [...]

In case you missed it…

In case you missed it…

Two new popular posts in my ongoing “The Questionologist” column for PsychologyToday.com, and a great podcast conversation about the power [...]

A Tool for These Uncertain Times

A Tool for These Uncertain Times

It is especially important in these times to embrace a “questioning mindset”—an attitude or disposition that is curious, open to [...]

What should I read? What should I watch?

What should I read? What should I watch?

These are unusual times; everyone I know is doing a lot more reading and binge-watching than usual and they’re all [...]

People in the news using beautiful questions

People in the news using beautiful questions

When you’re a questionologist, you can’t help spotting beautiful questions in your reading. Below are a few I found [...]

The Best Networking Advice 

The Best Networking Advice 

My recent article on questioning as a quiet person's superpower struck a chord with author Susan Cain who called it [...]

How asking questions at work can help you

How asking questions at work can help you

You might be hesitant to ask questions of your bosses. But it’s important to do so because it enables you [...]

Why ‘questolutions’ can be more effective than resolutions

Why ‘questolutions’ can be more effective than resolutions

Why do questions motivate us more than resolutions? [...]

These 5 questions are “creativity killers.” Stop asking them.

These 5 questions are “creativity killers.” Stop asking them.

The questions we ask ourselves about creativity also can undermine creative confidence or cause us to misdirect our efforts. Here [...]

Bringing beautiful questions to South Carolina

Bringing beautiful questions to South Carolina

My immersive first-year reading experience at the University of South Carolina as the chosen book/author. [...]

It’s Back to School as Usual, But in Many Questioning Classrooms It’s Not School as Usual

It’s Back to School as Usual, But in Many Questioning Classrooms It’s Not School as Usual

The curiosity and engagement unleashed by a questioning environment is undeniably powerful and lasting. [...]

36 Questions

36 Questions

The 36 questions used in Arthur Aron’s experiment are wonderful examples of open-ended, deep questions. A discussion of the power [...]

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