“I want to be able to ask better questions.” I hear this a lot from the leaders I train to coach others.
Everyone is looking for magic questions that will create insight, foster innovation, and help people get things done.
There are no magic questions. But there are powerful questions!
Powerful questions are the tools to help people discover new roads and to find answers. Many people are not naturally reflective. We all have a limited perspective. Questions are powerful when they provoke reflection in other people, causing them to think more deeply and creatively than they could on their own.
I decided to list up 50 of my favorite powerful questions in a resource guide. It’s called 50 Powerful Coaching Questions. Each question approaches a problem or goal from a different perspective. Here are a few examples: