The Importance of Asking Questions

The smartest person in the room isn’t necessarily the one who has answers but one with great, insightful questions. Asking questions stimulates discussion, encourages collaboration, and ultimately leads to more informed decisions. In fact, Einstein said, “If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.”

Watch Digging Deeper this week as Dennis emphasizes the importance of asking questions to create a more collaborative and successful environment in your organizations. How do you come up with innovative solutions for challenges with your teams? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Please share with us in the comments below.

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  1. I’ve been listening to FBI’s messages for about two years now. They are generally good, but this one is superb. Asking questions vs talking is the secret sauce to success in the realm of team dynamics/effectiveness and personal development and success. I am retired from 40+ years in commercial construction leadership positions. Nice work!

    • Thanks John! Hope you are finding meaning and have found a worthwhile passion in your retirement.

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