One person in our ad hoc advisory board, Nancy, impressed me the most with her method. She would ask a series of questions, and periodically draw a conclusion from the responses and present that back to my friend. He might agree or disagree with her conclusion; either way it led to more clarity.
Man, I wish I could do that. It doesn’t come naturally, but I will make a sustained attempt. The hardest part will be to avoid smothering the answers with solutions.
Here’s a question for you: What do you ask business peers that usually helps effectively frame their transformational objective or challenge?
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