In working with one of my mentees, Harry Vander Krabben, we’re exploring content innovation – part of the upcoming ProTrack program.

Through this exercise, Harry is reading a lot of very interesting material and writes a brief summary on each article he reads. From a vast array of summaries, he’ll expand a key concept into a good deal of research and create a full length article or a white paper of his own. From there, we’ll focus on his core area of expertise and develop his unique intellectual perspective, speech, training curriculum and field of research to then write a book about.

From time to time, I’ll post some of his researched articles.

It’s time to change our questions: a personal view by Hal Gregersen, INSEAD Affiliate Professor of Leadership

In Abe Lincoln’s first inaugural address, a record ratio of one question for every 5 statements was asked. President Lincoln was asking very probing questions to the nation as to what direction the United States wanted to and more importantly should go. In contrast we have President Obama’s address where only 1 question for 133 statements was asked.

Mr. Hal Gregersen believes that transformational leaders ask innovative and probing questions and most importantly ask lots of questions.

Research has found that the top 25 most innovative companies rely on asking countless questions that help create the ideas that break the status quo. In today’s world of change maybe it is not the question that is most important but the type and number of questions that is.

What questions are you asking your most valuable relationships?

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