Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Provocation - Questions

Questions can be a valuable way to gain information, but they can also be fraught with danger. When you ask somebody a question in order to get an answer to a quandary it's no big deal. However, if you question why or how something is done it can often be taken very personally even if it is not intended that way.



If someone questions why you do something do you become defensive? I know I have. It's instinctive for many of us, but is it justifiable? After all, don't such questions lend themselves to us being more reflective?

How do you react to being questioned? Do you immediately get on the defensive if your practices are being put up for debate? Do you welcome the scrutiny, safe in the knowledge that your approaches are impeccable? Do you relish the opportunity to look introspectively at your personal and/or professional life?

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