Good questions create better worlds (Part 2)

Carrying on our focus on Appreciative Inquiry and the use of good questions, here we will consign a few more well-intentioned but counter-productive questions to the bin marked ‘never to be asked’. Bad question #3: Have you thought of doing it this way? This sounds like a helpful intervention, but no matter how benign the […]

Coaching questions and the art of crafting good ones

Let’s begin with a bad question: “What are the ingredients of a good question?” What’s bad about that? Actually, the second question is slightly better than the first because it focuses on specifics. The first question is just too wide (and too boring) to elicit any meaningful answers. It’s possible to get answers from any […]