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Ask more : the power of questions to open doors, uncover solutions, and spark change / by Frank Sesno.

Ask more : the power of questions to open doors, uncover solutions, and spark change

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  • ISBN: 9780814436714
  • ISBN: 0814436714
  • Physical Description: xix, 249 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : AMACOM, American Management Association, 2017.

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Includes index.
Summary, etc.:
Offers a guide to using questions to achieve an array of different purposes, with real-life examples of how successful people use questions to reach their goals.
Subject: Interpersonal communication.
Questioning.
Decision making.

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Ask More : The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change
Ask More : The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change
by Sesno, Frank
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Ask More : The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change

SectionSection DescriptionPage Number
Forewordp. xvii
Chapter 1Why Ask?p. 1
Chapter 2Something's Not Right: Diagnostic Questionsp. 9
    What's the Problem?p. 10
    "Miss Nosy"p. 12
    The Mystery Patientp. 14
    Bad News Is Good Newsp. 16
    History Is News, Toop. 19
    Challenge the Expertp. 21
    After the Diagnosis, the Strategyp. 24
Chapter 3The General's Charge: Strategic Questionsp. 27
    Set Your Sightsp. 28
    A Strategic Approachp. 30
    A General's Commandp. 32
    Eight Yesesp. 35
    Failure Is an Optionp. 37
    Getting Personalp. 40
    Challenge Yourselfp. 41
Chapter 4From the inside Out: Empathy Questionsp. 43
    The Good Professorp. 46
    The Empathetic Interviewerp. 48
    Therapeutic Inquiryp. 56
    License and Limitsp. 60
Chapter 5The Gentle interrogator: Bridging Questionsp. 63
    Get Them Talkingp. 65
    Solving Puzzlesp. 68
    Affirm and Acknowledgep. 72
    Questions Without Question Marksp. 72
    Echo Questionsp. 74
    Build the Bridgep. 76
Chapter 6For the Record: Confrontational Questionsp. 77
    Care to Listenp. 79
    Unintended Consequencesp. 82
    Demanding Answersp. 85
    Confronting Powerp. 88
    An Audience Helpsp. 89
    No Way Outp. 91
    Blunt Forcep. 94
Chapter 7Imagine This: Creativity Questionsp. 97
    Beyond the Possiblep. 99
    Travel in Timep. 101
    Cutting Stringsp. 102
    Imagined Realityp. 106
    Ask for Subversionp. 110
Chapter 8The Solvable Problem: Mission Questionsp. 115
    Listening for Common Goalsp. 116
    The Value Propositionp. 118
    Change the Worldp. 122
    Sharing Worksp. 124
    What Brings You Here?p. 126
    Asking to Listenp. 128
    Solve Problems with Purposep. 130
Chapter 9Into the Unknown: Scientific Questionsp. 133
    The Doctor's Questp. 135
    A Mystery Killerp. 137
    Cultures Clashp. 139
    Test but Verifyp. 141
    Stretch Yourselfp. 143
    Slow Answers to Slow Questionsp. 145
Chapter 10The Edison Test: Interview Questionsp. 149
    Hunting the Best Headsp. 153
    Look Back, Look Aheadp. 154
    Finding Innovationp. 156
    Be Ready for the Curveballp. 158
    The Candid Candidatep. 160
    Asking for the Teamp. 163
    Interview the Interviewerp. 164
    Bright Ideasp. 167
Chapter 11The Inspired Host: Entertaining Questionsp. 169
    Sec the Stage, Set the Tonep. 172
    You're On!p. 177
    Supper with Socratesp. 179
    Asking for Laughsp. 180
    A Host of Questionsp. 181
Chaper 12Lessons for Life: Legacy Questionsp. 183
    Seeking Contextp. 184
    Why Didn't I Ask?p. 185
    The Rabbip. 186
    Facing Failurep. 190
    In Search of Meaningp. 192
    Asking for Lifep. 194
Chapter 13I'm Glad I Askedp. 197
    The Justice of Citizenshipp. 199
    Ask to Leadp. 201
    Poems of Humanityp. 202
    Always Askingp. 203
    Profane and Profoundp. 207
Question Guidep. 211
    Diagnostic Questionsp. 213
    Strategic Questionsp. 216
    Empathy Questionsp. 219
    Bridging Questionsp. 221
    Confrontational Questionsp. 224
    Creativity Questionsp. 227
    Mission Questionsp. 229
    Scientific Questionsp. 231
    Legacy Questionsp. 239
Indexp. 241
About the Authorp. 251
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