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Remember "May questions always be your friends"

Craig Barton

Epictetus. (100 AD). "What upsets people is not things themselves but rather their judgments about things.". A More Beautiful Question. With Our Questions, We Make the World. Brainstorm Questions, Not Solutions. Welcome! - Right Question Institute. Just ask - Ideas. On a recent Friday morning, a classroom of teenagers at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School broke up into small groups and spent an hour not answering questions about Albert Camus’s “The Plague.”

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It wasn’t that the students were shy, or bored, or that they hadn’t done the reading. They were following instructions: Ask as many questions as they could, and answer none of them. The kids wrote in rapid fire on sheets of butcher paper. “Why is everyone acting normal when people are dropping dead?” “Are the doctors aware of this great danger?” Right Question Institute - A Catalyst for Microdemocracy.

Using the Power of Questions to Think Deeper, Act Faster, and Create Better – PCMA Convene. “They asked, ‘Why isn’t this situation working as well as it could?’”

Using the Power of Questions to Think Deeper, Act Faster, and Create Better – PCMA Convene

Berger told Convene. “Or, ‘Why isn’t there a product that does X, Y, or Z?’ ‘What if you took this existing thing and you redesigned it so it worked better?’ They were always trying to frame the right question to solve.” Asking “stupid questions,” one designer told Berger, was an important part of his job, “because no one else will ask them.” Learn More: Listen to a podcast where Senior Editor Barbara Palmer and Editor in Chief Michelle Russell discuss so-called “dumb” questions.

How Brainstorming Questions, Not Ideas, Sparks Creativity. Brainstorming has developed a fraught reputation, perhaps deservedly so.

How Brainstorming Questions, Not Ideas, Sparks Creativity

When groups of people are thrown together and expected to come up with original ideas, there is often too much pressure to be creative—resulting in ideas that are anything but. But what if brainstorms were designed to generate questions, not ideas? It’s an approach that’s being touted these days by a number of advocates, myself included.

And while it may seem counterintuitive (Who needs questions? We need answers!) The latest proponent of this approach is the author and business consultant Matthew E. Others use a different name for similar versions of question-generation exercises. How The Most Successful People Ask Questions. Asking the right questions can mean the difference between success and failure.

How The Most Successful People Ask Questions

Unfortunately, asking questions can also feel uncomfortable. "It can be embarrassing to admit that you didn't understand what someone said, or that you don't get it," says Heidi Grant Halvorson, associate director of Columbia Business School’s Motivation Science Center and author of No One Understands You and What to Do About It. "You might fear it will make you look incompetent, but that’s not true. Research has found that people who are inquisitive are generally judged to be more intelligent and engaged. " Question-Storming: An Incredibly Valuable Tool. I am always looking for great questions.

Question-Storming: An Incredibly Valuable Tool

I’m inspired by Peter Drucker’s line that “the important and difficult job is never to find the right answers, it is to find the right question. For there are few things as useless–if not dangerous–as the right answer to the wrong question (The Practice of Management).” Last week in my hunt for a better question I tripped across a really great webinar by Jeff Dyer, the co-author of The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators. Questorming. Outline of the Method Copyright © 1985 Jon Roland.


All rights reserved. The art of questionstorming – Vervago. Download the Skill Sharpener in pdf format Most of us are already familiar with brainstorming, a technique for generating new ideas as rapidly as possible, without stopping to judge or discuss them.

The art of questionstorming – Vervago

The theory behind brainstorming is that genuinely creative ideas often look silly or useless at first, so we need tools that help us suspend disbelief and keep us focused on generating fresh ideas, one after another. In our own work here at Vervago, we do lots of old-fashioned brainstorming. Hal Gregersen 8. Question storming vs brainstorming. QuestionStorming – Framing The Problem. In his book The Myths of Innovation (see my review), Scott Berkun highlights the importance of framing problems creatively.

QuestionStorming – Framing The Problem

Finding the right problem is as important–if not more important–as coming up with a solution quickly. Berkun writes: Discovering problems actually requires just as much creativity as discovering solutions. - Thoughts of a UX mentor (part 1) For the last few years I have been a UX mentor to some great adepts in Stockholm. - Thoughts of a UX mentor (part 1)

When I was first asked to do this I accepted without really reflecting on what being a mentor meant – I have never had an official mentor myself but was just happy to help. I have found the experience to be extremely beneficial as well personally challenging. During our meetings we discuss a very wide range of subjects that may or may not fall under the definition of UX – design solutions, UX trends, internal organisational politics to the design of restaurant menus.

Through all of this I have noticed that many of these discussions tend to settle around a few major themes. WishnerKeynotePacket. Assumption Storming. How to Use It Jump to ... starting considerations // assumption storming // categories // innovations Assumption Storming is typically used as a project launching tool— useful for product design, strategic planning, and process improvements.

Assumption Storming

The goal is to create a broad range of new ideas that break outdated old paradigms, open up new ways to approach a project, problem, or need. 50 Questions To Completely Free Your Mind. First of all, what does freeing your mind means to you? After answering that questions you can conclude many things. Is it freeing yourself from the material, or something scraping your soul from your past? Free state of mind is crucial in the world today just because the system is made to chunk it. IRL's Seven Principles of Learning 1. Learning is fundamentally social. While… IRL's Seven Principles of Learning 1. Learning is fundamentally social. While learning is about the process of acquiring knowledge, it actually encompasses a lot more. Successful learning is often socially constructed and can require slight changes in one’s identity, which make the process both challenging and powerful. Asking These 4 Questions Can Help You Stop Procrastinating. Even for hardy startup entrepreneurs known for their ability to make lemonade out of lemons, those in Europe were in for a particularly sour surprise on Friday when they woke up to a cascade of shocks following the Brexit referendum in the U.K.

Many of them reacted with a mixture of resilience and uncertainty. Immediately after the results were announced, financial markets went into a tailspin and the British pound fell the most it ever has in a single day, hitting a 31-year low. Prime Minister David Cameron resigned and Britain itself faced the possibility of a breakup, with Scottish politicians suggesting a new referendum in Scotland on leaving the United Kingdom and staying inside the EU.

Rainer Maria Rilke – Live the Questions Now. A Beginner's Guide to Change: Live the Questions. Don't be afraid. “I would like to beg you, dear sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke, 1903, from Letters to a Young Poet. Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking.

Rainer Maria Rilke Quotes (Author of Letters to a Young Poet) “Go into yourself. Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write. This most of all: ask yourself in the most silent hour of your night: must I write? Dig into yourself for a deep answer. 101 Questions that Empower You. Are you asking the right questions? 95 Questions to Help You Find Meaning and Happiness. 62-power-questions1.pdf.

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Webinar: Digital Humanitarians: What Are They and What Are They Up To? - ADRhub Werner Institute. Webinar: Digital Humanitarians: What Are They and What Are They Up To? Cyberweek 2015: Digital Humanitarians: What Are They and What Are T... from Bryan J Hanson on Vimeo. Webinar Description: This session will explore the emergence of projects that mobilize online volunteers from across the globe who freely share their time and energy responding to humanitarian disasters. Drawing mainly on Patrick Meier's new book Digital Humanitarians: How Big Data is Changing the Face of Humanitarian Response, we'll look at various crowdsourcing solutions that help international relief agencies sort through large bodies of SMS messages, twitter and facebook posts and satellite and drone images to improve post-disaster and post-conflict relief efforts. Presenter Bios: You will access this live webinar by following this link: Join WebEx meeting *Please log in at least 15 minutes prior if this is the first time you are accessing one of our webinars due to the configuration process that takes place*

The Power Of The Mind: How To Train Yourself To Be More Successful : Managing. Love the Questions! Gods Voices and the Bicameral Mind. Mindset. Inquiry Based Instruction. Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives.

Higher Order Thinking/Questioning/Growth Mindset. About Marilee Adams « Inquiry Institute. About > About Marilee Adams Marilee Adams, Ph.D., is an author, executive coach, facilitator, and professional speaker. She is president and founder of the Inquiry Institute, a consulting, coaching, and educational organization and the originator of the QUESTION THINKING™ methodologies. Marilee is the author of Teaching That Changes Lives: 12 Mindset Tools for Igniting the Love of Learning, her latest book about cultivating the Learner Mindset for breakthroughs in schools, and Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 10 Powerful Tools for Life and Work, a best-selling business and relationship fable about an executive coach and inquiring leadership.

She also authored a textbook, The Art of the Question: A Guide to Short-Term Question-Centered Therapy. She wrote a chapter for Action Learning and Its Applications, Present and Future and coauthored, with Drs. Choice Map that gives Inquiry Mindset [Free] Inquiry Institute. Q-Storming® « Inquiry Institute. Q-Storming® is based on the premise that “every question missed is a crisis waiting to happen.” It is a method for discovering those questions to make breakthrough differences in decision-making, problem-solving, strategic planning, innovation, operational excellence, and culture.

It is akin to brainstorming, yet is often more powerful in that it instills the mindset of holding oneself and other accountable for embedding this decision making process in the culture of the organization. Typically, questions open thinking, while answers often close down thinking. Q-Storming® is a tool for moving beyond limitations in perception and thinking and advancing to novel and extraordinary solutions and answers. Welcome to Question Week.

Question Thinking Quotations. Thoughtful Citizenship 3ev12s. Top 12 Qs Success. 54de68390cf2966637867f6d. The Challenges and Realities of Inquiry-Based Learning. Inquiry Learning Teaching Strategies Getty. Inquiry-based Learning: Explanation. Inquiry Based Learning. Inquiry. Inquiry-Based Learning. RI pp 59 Generating Evaluation Questions.