In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Warren Berger. Warren is the author of multiple books on innovation and the power of questioning in leadership and everyday life. The conversation focused on Warren Berger's books A More Beautiful Question and The Book of Beautiful Questions. Warren shared thoughts on his study of the world's foremost innovators and creative thinkers, revealing what he has learned. Warren Berger also shared his insights into the natural tendency of questioning as a young child, the connection between curiosity and questioning, and why we suppress our questioning ability as we get older. Warren shared what leaders can do differently to encourage a culture of curiosity and tap into the power of inquiry. Finally, Warren Berger shared thoughts on developing the questioning skills critical for innovation, collaboration, and leading through uncertainty.
- Why we become more reluctant to ask questions as we grow up
- The external factors that shape our behavior and discourage us from asking questions
- Warren Berger on the power of questioning and how to do it well
- Reasons why we tend to want leaders to have answers
- The importance of questioning in the workplace
- How leaders can encourage more effective questioning in the workplace
- Warren Berger on the relationship between curiosity and questioning
- How to ask better questions and collaborate for innovation.
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Connect with Warren Berger:
A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas on Amazon
The Book of Beautiful Questions: The Powerful Questions That Will Help You Decide, Create, Connect, and Lead on Amazon
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