Do you ask a lot of questions? People are often afraid of questions. They don’t have confidence in how to respond, they don’t know if they should respond, or perhaps they are afraid of the outcomes when they respond.
Of course there are people who never ask questions and yet there are people who start conversations with questions. They may ask questions like:
- What did you do today?
- What is for dinner?
- Where are you at?
Sometimes we ask more direct and personal questions, especially if we are friends. Some common questions may be things like:
- Did you get the promotion?
- Do you still work at ________?
- Is your boss still driving you crazy?
Questions are good. I believe questions get people thinking, they express interest, and they ignite conversations. The question I wish more people would ask is:
What did you learn today?
Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, corporate trainer, and keynote speaker that specializes in helping businesses accelerate their leadership, their team, and their success. Reach him through his website at http://DennisEGilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.