Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 10 Powerful Tools for Life and Work

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Questions are at the core of how we listen, behave, think, and relate—as individuals and organizations. Virtually everything we think and do is generated by questions. Questions push us into new territories. The future begins with our thinking, represented by the questions we ask ourselves.

"Change Your Questions, Change Your Life" shows readers how to consistently choose the questions that can lead them to success, both personally and professionally. This technique, called "QuestionsThinking," stimulates ...

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Overview

Questions are at the core of how we listen, behave, think, and relate—as individuals and organizations. Virtually everything we think and do is generated by questions. Questions push us into new territories. The future begins with our thinking, represented by the questions we ask ourselves.

"Change Your Questions, Change Your Life" shows readers how to consistently choose the questions that can lead them to success, both personally and professionally. This technique, called "QuestionsThinking," stimulates innovation, accelerate productivity, and create more rewarding relationships.

"Change Your Questions, Change Your Life" is a personal growth fable that tells how a seasoned executive, Ben Knight, uses QuestionThinking to move into a higher leadership role and how the same methods of change help him and his wife, Grace, enrich their marriage.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576756003
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2009
  • Series: BK Life (Paperback) Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 80,262
  • Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Marilee G. Adams is a consultant, speaker, and trainer for corporations, governmental departments, and universities, and the author of The Art of the Question. She lives in Lambertville, NJ.

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Introduction 1

1 Moment of Truth 9

2 A Challenge Accepted 19

3 The Choice Map 35

4 We're All Recovering Judgers 53

5 Kitchen Talk 63

6 Switching Questions 73

7 Seeing with New Eyes, Hearing with New Ears 91

8 Learner Teams and Judger Teams 99

9 When the Magic Works 113

10 Q-Storming to the Rescue 127

11 Amour! Amour! 139

12 The Inquiring Leader 149

Question Thinking: 10 Powerful Tools for Life and Work 157

Notes 187

Acknowledgments 189

About the Author 193

About the Inquiry Institute 196

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    Changing your questions will change your life!

    GREAT book!! I have and am practicing lessons learned in this book. When you switch from the Answer Man to asking for people to think about what they need to do and move from judgemental to inquistive it will change how people interact with you.

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