In order for asking questions to have the best impact, you’ll want to move into listening mode once you have asked your question.
This seems to be a radical act for most people. It’s about the desire to be truly interested in what other’s think, and where they will go with their thinking. It is a different experience from being focused on what you want and need to say.
Be prepared for information coming to you that maybe you didn’t expect and even a sense of losing control of the conversation because you are making way for others to get involved.
Stick with it though as the rewards will be worth it once you get through the awkward phase of developing any new skill. There is a catalytic impact that questions have that we just don’t get in response to Giving Information. If you want people to be thinking at their best and for themselves, going GREEN is your friend!
Have a go at building your skills in Seeking Information and see what comes back – and be sure to let us know what you notice.