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Open
Question does not invite any particular answer, but open up discussion or elicit a wide range of answers for creative problem solving.

Closed
Question is specific and must be answered with a yes or no, or with details as appropriate.

Searching
Open your mind to what is possible, help you discover new opportunities, uncover the roots of a problem, and find creative solutions to it ...
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Provocative
Questions that are meant to push, to challenge and to throw conventional wisdom off balance. They give free rein to doubt, disbelief and skepticism.

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Insightful
Questions that are aimed at getting deeper understanding of a particular subject.
"Intelligence is an elusive concept," says Bill Gates. "There's a certain sharpness, an ability to absorb new facts. To walk into a situation, have something explained to you and immediately say, "Well, what about this?" To ask an insightful question."

Learning SWOT Questions

Inventive
'Why? What If?' and other questions that challenge your assumptions and turn your findings inside out and upside down. They rearrange, alter, modify,  distort, adjust and twist the things until you can discover something brand new...
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Divergent
Questions that use existing knowledge as a base from which to "kick off" like a swimmer making a turn.

  

Fact-Finding
Questions that are aimed at getting information on a particular subject.

Coaching
Questions that can instantly open your eyes, transform your life and launch you in a whole new direction. ...
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Follow-Up
Question is intended to get more information or to elicit an opinion.

Feedback
Question is aimed at finding the difference that makes the difference.

Critical Thinking (Socratic questions)
Challenge accuracy and completeness of thinking in a way that acts to move people towards their ultimate
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Self-Management
Help you assess your
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