It goes without saying that communication is super important. And one key component for healthy communication is being able to ask better questions.That’s because when we ask the right questions, we can understand other people and new situations so much better. The art of asking questions might not come naturally to you, but don’t worry. It’s a skill everyone can develop with the following five tips.
Questionologist and author of The Book of Beautiful Questions, Warren Berger, has spent decades studying and talking about questions. And he believes that if we want to ask better questions, we have to imitate the best questioners out there.
And guess what? Berger says the best questioners are four year old children. In fact, they can ask up to 300 questions per day. As we get older, we lose our natural inclination to question everything.
But Berger says its totally possible to reawaken our inner curiosity and ask better questions. And he shares five questions that we need to ask ourselves. Once we do, we give ourselves permission to ask, question and get curious again.