“A prudent question is one half of wisdom.” Francis Bacon
Asking good questions can result in changing a person’s life or improving the productivity of a business; so start to ask better questions and make better decisions.
To make a good decision, whether in a personal or business context, the first step is to correctly frame the challenge. Asking questions does this. ‘The Right Questions’ is a simple and memorable method to make good decisions and to create effective plans.
Philosophers identified the most essential questions over two thousand years ago but this first principles approach has been somewhat lost in formal education today, partly due to level of detail that is pursued in an increasingly complex world.
The information available via the Internet is seemingly endless but this has a downside. If a process is not used to analyse a situation, then it is easy to become overloaded with data or miss out on important factors when making a decision. And there is a problem with some processes too; a lot of systems rely on jargon that is not memorable or straightforward to apply.
Therefore we need an easy to access tool to deal with complex and evolving situations. The good news is that the core questions needed are actually embedded in language. The seven basic interrogative questions of what, where, why, when, who, how and which are the triggers needed to unlock any problem; it is then just about understanding their application.
This is where The Right Questions can help. The Right Questions methodology is about delving into the seven core interrogatives and finding out how they can be applied to explore strategy and implement planning. It is not a dull and purely logical system either; using ‘The Right Questions’ is a creative process that has been described as “Deeply motivational”.
To find out how to make better decisions go to therightquestions.org.