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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!


Meet the team

With years of experience training people to become Potentialisers and learn the skill of asking 'Better Questions,' our trainers have become 'Master Potentialisers' and have witnessed first hand, the transformational impact of this simple, yet extremely effective communication tool.

This in turn, has instilled a passion in each of our trainers to deliver our workshops to a standard that goes way beyond 'the norm', working with all attendees on their techniques, encouraging and empowering them to take their new found, life changing skill back to the workplace, family home, or anywhere they have the opportunity to ask Better Questions and be instrumental in creating an improved outcome.

 

When our THINKING Changes THINGS Change!

Better Questions for a Better You

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 ...

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"I Dont Know"....Yes You Do!

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

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 -...

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Asking Questions Takes Too Much Time ...Or Does it?

Better Questions - Time

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 p...

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The Lecture!

Better Questions - A Better Way to Support Your Clients

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 ...

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More than just a question mark at the end of a sentance!

The Power of Questions

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 a...

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Practice, Practice, Practice!

Practice Makes Perfect Questioners!

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 tha...

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Listen, truly Listen!

Achieve Better Questions Through Effective Listening

I often have people say to me that no one in their lives listens to them like I listen to them. Whilst I could potentially feel good about this, it usually makes me feel sad because it highlights to me that people in their lives do not often fee...

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Re-Think What it Means to 'HELP'

Better Questions are the Best Way to 'HELP' Your Clients

I have been privileged recently to work with a number of Maternal & Child Health nurses who are being encouraged by new philosophical guidelines to work more collaboratively with clients rather than to go in and fix the problem for them.Of c...

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Dont stop at the ideas...keep questioning!

Better Question to Generate Ideas and ACTION!

In our training programs we often give participants an opportunity to practice the skills that they learn, which of course helps to consolidate the learning.  During the debrief with one of the groups I heard them say how good the asking of...

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Defining 'Open Minded'

Being Open Minded Makes for a Better Questioner!

This week I was reminded of the importance and challenges of being open minded when you wish to be a successful Potentialiser. I personally find that many people say that they are open minded but when it comes to the practice of it; they don&rsq...

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