The power of asking questions

by | Jun 28, 2020 | Business, General, Strengths

It never ceases to amaze me how powerful questions are. Questions have the ability to transform your life, you know, the “Wow, I never thought of that!” moment of insight? 

I recently took another coaching course with Gallup®, this time, the Advanced CliftonStrengths® Coaching Course. In it, we practiced different styles of asking questions; some were familiar to me, others totally foreign. 

Exploring different styles and approaches was fun and insightful, and I was once again presented with the power of asking questions. Especially when it’s about focusing on what makes you special and how your talents can help you create and achieve your targets in any area of life.

Have you ever asked yourself how what you do at work or in your business affects others? 

I recently read “Life’s great question: Discover how you contribute to the world” by Tom Rath, which includes a code to, you guessed it, another assessment.

The assessment results provide you with the three skills you can contribute to the most, and they fall into three categories – Create, Relate, and Operate. 

The areas you contribute are broad and include your defining roles, most influential life experiences, and personality strengths. 

In this book, I really liked one of the questions asked: “Who can, does, or will eventually benefit from your efforts?” — Rath, Tom. Life’s Great Question (p. 29). Missionday, LLC. Kindle Edition. 

Who comes to mind when you ask that question? Can you see what you contribute and how that impacts others from a different perspective?

We often don’t get close to understanding or even realizing our impact on others. 

In addition, imagine having a weekly pow-wow at work where you get to acknowledge and receive an acknowledgment from others. How would that impact your life and how you perceive your workplace/business?

The magic of life lies in our everyday business, and I’m a big believer in acknowledging friends and strangers with a smile at a minimum. I love receiving that too 😉

Questions lead to ideas – ideas can lead to groundbreaking transformation and innovation. Listening is, equally, important.—Pia

I was listening to Roger Hamilton, founder of Genius Group, on YouTube the other day, and he was sharing eight questions he asks himself every morning.

I think they’re awesome and wanted to share them. Watch the video HERE to get the full context of these questions.

 

 

Roger Hamilton’s Daily Practice of Asking 8 Questions
  1. What am I grateful for?
  2. Who do I love?
  3. Why am I so happy?
  4. What am I committed to?
  5. How committed am I?
  6. What is my intention today?
  7. What is my wish (that I’m ready for now)?
  8. Why am I here?