I like questions. Especially, really good questions. I like the kind that invite you to dig deep to find the answer. I like the ones that stay with you for weeks and even months. I like the ones that have no right or wrong, but ones that challenge my way of thinking or opens the door to a new idea or way of doing things.
I suppose my appreciation for questions is the reason Power Questions: Build Relationships, Win New Business, and Influence Othersby Andrew Sobel and Jerold Panas got my attention. Even though I am not very good at answering questions that are presented to me, I am even worse at asking them and leveraging the power that questions have in a conversation.
Sobel and Panas provide a range of great stories that developed around a key question and influenced the conversation by being asked, or in some cases by not being asked at all. This book is a simple book that can help you spruce up your conversation at lunch, at home, or even a complete stranger.