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Better Questions Blog

We pride ourselves on inspiring people about asking Better Questions and hope that our Blogs will provide ongoing inspiration, education and insights to enable you to maintain your passion and enthusiasm for the topic. We recognise that when we are learning a new skill it is important to keep focused and get additional guidance and our highly experienced Potentialiser Blog writers will share with you their wisdom and expertise from their journeys so far. ENJOY!

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Better Questions for a Better You

10 September 2013 in Better Aged Care |  Leave the first comment
As human beings we often get stuck in patterns of thinking because of our daily routines and habits. Some research suggests that we typically we have 95% of the same thoughts again tomorrow as what we had today, which suggest that there is very little room for new thought or indeed change. In this a ... Read more

Better Leaders: When "I Dont Know" Doesnt Mean "I Dont Know"!

03 September 2013  Leave the first comment
I was talking with a manager recently who expressed how powerful using Better Questions had been in shifting his team to start taking more responsibility. In the past he had inadvertently been the main person to take responsibility in the team - he was the manager after all and it had been accepted ... Read more

Better Questions - Time

30 August 2013 in Better Aged Care |  Leave the first comment
It is interesting for me that without exception when I explain the concept of asking Better Questions one of the most common objections to using the approach is that it will take too much time. I do acknowledge that asking questions instead of providing answers will usually take longer and so unders ... Read more

Better Questions - A Better Way to Support Your Clients

13 August 2013 in Better Aged Care |  Leave the first comment
This week I was chatting to a friend of mine who is receiving visits from a District Nursing service to help them to manage a current health challenge. My friend is generally extremely complimentary of the service they receive and very grateful for the care and support that they provide.Apparently o ... Read more

The Power of Questions

13 August 2013 in Better Leaders |  Leave the first comment
I was invited to present at a conference for the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) very recently and chose to talk about The Power of Questions. So this week I thought I would remind you of some of the reasons why you need to get excited about questions, as they are NOT simply a sentence with ... Read more

Practice Makes Perfect Questioners!

13 August 2013 in Better Leaders |  Leave the first comment
In our training programs I will usually end up the session by advising participants of the three P model. As I start to talk about this, people usually grab their pens ready to write down what the model is and then smile at me when I explain that it is simply to:PRACTICE!PRACTICE!PRACTICE!

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