Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Asking the Right Questions

"Asking the right questions takes as much skill as giving the right answers."

- Robert Half

3 comments:

Webs said...

One of my instructors that worked for Fortune 100 companies as a consultant said, "To get to the actual problem you have to ask the 5 W's. Why? Why? Why? Why? Why?" If they state the problem is "x", you just keep asking why till you get to the real problem.

C. L. Hanson said...

No, it takes more. :D

Brendan said...

Giving the "right" answers is actually incredibly easy. You just pick an answer and call it "right." Having the "right" answer is, of course, the opposite of asking a question. In fact, having the "right" answer forecloses even asking the question.

Life grows out of the questions, not the answers. When we fix our gaze on the answers, we die a little bit.