Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Art of a Powerful Question

I have been reading and thinking about powerful questions. What makes a question powerful? When we ask a powerful question, it can be transformational. Much about coaching and facilitating is about asking powerful questions. Attached is a link to a great article about asking powerful questions. One of my favorite parts is the following quote from Marilee Goldberg's book The Art of the Question, " A paradigm shift occurs when a question is asked inside the current paradigm that can only be answered from outside it." This kind of question can lead to transformational learning. What does it feel like to ask or be asked this type of a question? What kind of response might this type of question get compared to a comment or observation? What do you think?


Cassandra at cassandraoneill@comcast.net

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