Asking makes others matter more

By Dan Rockwell via   Article

Seven ways to be overworked and under-appreciated

“5 questions to elevate engagement:

Others matter more when they’re engaged.

  1. What’s on your mind?
  2. What do you think?
  3. What are you learning?
  4. What should I know?
  5. What am I missing?

You’re overworked when you don’t engage others by asking questions.

5 questions to create options:

Others matter more when they create options.

  1. And?
  2. And what else? (The A.W.E. question.)
  3. Tell me more. (So that’s not really a question.)
  4. Who might know?
  5. If you did know? (Use this when people say, “I don’t know.”)

One reason you’re overworked is you talk too much and listen too little

5 questions to help others move forward:

Others matter more when they move forward.

  1. What’s next?
  2. Now what?
  3. When?
  4. What’s the next step today?
  5. What matters now?

Bonus: I hear what you can’t do. What can you do?

‘Telling’ makes work for you. Asking makes others matter more.”


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