Question to Raise Curiosity Across Differences

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Attention soars for any topic when participants generate and lead curiosity-building questions. The opposite is also true. Enter a class, meeting or team without inquiry, and you’ll leave without ahas every time.  Question with two feet and your brain creates new neuron pathways toward answers from both right and left sides.

From early in life we ask mind-bending questions that determine if we’ll win or lose. Check out this inquisitive baby who found better adventures than taking a nap.

Here are two-footed questions that show how the brain capitalizes on your curiosity:

1. How can you earn more money today than you spend today?

Hints = Question to Refuel Finances Past Media Fears

2. What one different approach could you improve today and how?

Hints = Question to Leap Over Life’s Ruts

3. What mental equipment of yours would create a novel opportunity today?

Hints = Question with the Brain in Mind and Move

4. What’s new about your brain that can unleash more personal capabilities?

Hints = Question Research to Create Cutting Edge Tools

5. What key myth would your skills rejuvenate toward a finer future?

Hints = Question Myths and Reboot Brainpower

6. What adventure would strengthen your legacy to family this week?

Hints = Question Ahead for Grandparent or Family Roles

7. How are you smart and what would improve your IQ today?

Hints = Question to Know How You are Smart

8. What one step would bring you closer to what you want to know most?

Hints = Question with Two Feet to Spark Curiosity

9. What one broken system at work would you like to fix and how so?

Hints = Question Broken Systems with Solutions in Mind

10. What 2 personal strengths would a top growth survey show?

Hints = Question Brainpower Through Growth Surveys

What question would offer life-changing solutions to your week? What would help others to run in exciting new directions?JPEG for Facebook

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3 thoughts on “Question to Raise Curiosity Across Differences

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  2. eweber Post author

    Thanks Eric for weighing in and for you interest in questions to stir curiosity. I have met Peter Bloc, read two of his books, and served with him once on a University team for starting incubators in business. Am less familiar with Mallard and Swart but will check them out too.

    Can see some relevance he relevance between the six conversations around questions, and Mita approach questions which offer tools for higher motivation and achievement for all. Mita questions are two footed in that they draw in participants and require roll out action to fulfill. They start all meetings, permeate business ventures, are generated and addressed by all, and cross traditional silos in that they require a variety of skills to engage well.

    Two-footed questions are powerful and personal and are proven in many countries to get innovative results – as part of Mita 5 step process. Whenever we hail one leader, exclude any person, or act on what’s best for others without conferring with them through great question, we act against the kind of innovative initiative people like Steve Jobs added.

    To question in Mita, is to engage many unused parts of the human brain never before used at meetings, to achieve many innovative results never before achieved there. Two-footed questions raise the bar for leaders and learners at all ages and in all careers.

    Thanks for sharing these additional supports to question with action across differences!

  3. Eric Hansen

    I like ’em.

    Because I live in Cincinnati, I have had the opportunity to get to know Peter Block, become immersed in his Six Conversations through A Small Group (which you can learn about here, and have become an acquaintance of Ward Mallard and a friend of Chene Swart (who you can learn about here:

    The relevance is this: the six conversations are all formed around powerful questions, and powerful questions are ambiguous, personal and anxiety provoking. Being ambiguous allows you to create you own meaning for the question, being personal means that you have ownership, and being anxiety provoking means it hits an important topic.

    Powerful questions – two-footed questions. The same? Seems to me, the answer is yes.

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