Maintaining a Fresh
Perspective with Your Employees
Ask Searching Questions
"The first people had
questions, and they were free. The second people had answers, and they became
~ The Earth Wisdom Teachings
Don't take anything for granted.
The key that opens the door to
opportunities is the approach of asking yourself searching questions 'Why?'
and 'What If?'
Searching questions can help you
discover new opportunities,
uncover the roots of a problem, and
Asking searching questions starts with
If you do not check assumptions you cannot be good at asking searching
questions. Don't ask one or two questions and then rush straight towards a
solution. With an incomplete understanding of the problem it is very easy to
jump to wrong conclusions...
Problem Solving Strategies:
Search for Opportunities
constantly encouraged to spend time exploring new ideas and asking "what if?"
questions and we're allowed to pursue the ones we think have the most promise."
Mark Dean, IBM
Open your mind to what is possible. Ask also
other people to find out what they want, what they do not want, and what
they would like to change...
Turn Problems to Opportunities:
Boost Your Creativity
requires an inquisitive mind.
Unless you ask lots of "Why?" and "What
If"? questions, you won't generate creative insights. "To avoid this
most common of creative errors, be sure to peek under all carpets,
including your own. Don't take anything for granted. Especially
Try looking at the world through more inquisitive eyes; try getting
ideas in motion; try asking the all-important: "Why?" See