“There are few things as powerful as a well placed question.”
Bobb Biehl, Founder of the MasterPlanning Group
In his book Jesus Asked, Conrad Gempf notes that of the 67 different story units in Marks Gospel where Jesus is questioned about something, in no less than 50 of those units he responds with a question. Not a particularly new insight but one that nonetheless helps us understand the right question are the tillers or the earth of our soul, they create self exploration, and a sense of journey.
Questions catalyze the questioned one and provoke some real soul searching . Questions reveal our desire to learn from the one questioned, and demonstrate our desire to hear their story and take interest in their space. I challenge you to develop a battery of questions that you have on the tip of your tongue. You will be surprised at the life development happening at subterranean levels. Here are couple gems for starters…
• What is the most important thing you’ve learned this month?
• Best book in the last 6 months?
• Best blog you read ?
• How can I help you most right now?
What are some of the questions you have learned to ask that help you get growth mileage?