How to Ask the Right Question
  • Avoid asking rhetorical questions.
  • Ask friendly, clarifying questions.
  • Don’t put the listener on the spot.
  • Ask open-ended questions.
  • Thank the person for their response.
  • Avoid tension, as it may lead to poor answers.
  • Avoid being too direct.
  • Be a willing listener.

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... ask the right question and ask it at the right time. 

The wrong question is almost guaranteed to generate the wrong answer. The right question asked at the wrong time -- in the wrong context, while there are pressing distractions, asked of the wrong person -- is equally useless.

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