🔑Good questions seek out novel information towards a specific objective, such as coordinating action, advocating for oneself or a project, or satisfying curiosity.
🔑Approach conversations with genuine curiosity, starting with what you know and mapping out your knowledge to identify areas you want to learn more about.
🔑Analyze the conversational goal to determine if it tends towards altruism or narcissism. Ask open-ended questions for cooperative goals and direct closed-loop questions for competitive goals.
🔑Avoid creating an interrogation experience by managing the cadence, continuity, and casualness of your questions. Create a relaxed and open environment for meaningful conversations.
🔑Mastering the art of asking good questions leads to better communication, deeper connections, and personal and professional growth.