Yes, you read correctly. The true power behind a great question is that it is asked!
Let me give you a few examples:
- What’s your next step?
- What’s past this?
- What is your vision?
Asking one of these questions of an individual that is stuck, overwhelmed or ready to throw in the towel conveys very clearly that there is hope.
The real message behind the questions that we ask is that there are possibilities and opportunities yet to be explored. Otherwise we wouldn’t pose the question.
Yes, as coaches, we want to perfect our skill at asking really great questions, while also appreciating the power of just asking the question.