Asking the Right Questions, Part 2
Asking the right questions is so incredibly important in both professional and personal situations. Just last week, 2logical released “Asking the Right Questions, Part 1”, and now it is time for part 2. During this episode of the Motivational Intelligence Podcast, Dave Naylor and Sean Johnson discuss how asking the right questions is so important when leading others. They also discuss how the subconscious mind works, and how it doesn’t understand the concept of a negative, so oftentimes we do not understand what is holding us back from asking better questions.
This episode also explores a common flaw in the human personality: we are very good at being able to see the world through our own eyes, but when it comes to seeing the world through someone else’s eyes, that is where we struggle. We may not even realize we’re doing it! Wording our questions carefully and really thinking about where the other person is coming from can help more than we realize. This is especially important in a leadership role. As Dave mentions in the episode, asking the right questions can help any leader build a strong team full of people who are fully aware of their unlimited potential.
Interested in hearing more? Check out part 1 if you haven’t already, and then tune in to this week’s episode of the Motivational Intelligence Podcast: Asking the Right Questions, Part 2. Also, follow and connect with us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn! Links are below.
Show Notes: Asking the Right Questions: Part 2
0:00-4:30- Intro & asking the right questions when leading people
4:50- Why you shouldn’t act like you have all the answers
8:44- How important is the wording of questions?
11:12- The subconscious & the concept of the negative
16:13- Dave’s House story
20:30- Assumption- type questions & why they’re important
34:15- Situational-type questions and why they’re important
38:50- Common mistakes with questions people in new leadership roles ask
43:00- What questions should managers be asking?
50:00- Conclusion & final thoughts