Questioning for the Positive
The way leaders construct questions will either open or narrow minds. To get more of what we want out of our teams and increase positive outcomes, it is important for leaders to ask questions that encourage high levels of reflection and creative thinking. The continuum below provides guidance for the construction of powerful questions that will build positive and productive thinking within your team.
Focus on Strengths
- What would represent a “breakthrough achievement” that you want to help make possible?
If our success was completely guaranteed, what bold steps might we choose?
- How can we support each other in taking the next steps? What unique contribution can we each make?
What challenges might come our way and how might we meet them?
- What are we doing now that supports the changes we want to see?