What are the qualities of a great question?

According to Peter Block, author of Community, a great question has three qualities.

#1. It is ambiguous. There is no attempt to try to precisely define what is meant by the question. The lack of precision invites you to interpret and respond according to your perspective. Each person can bring their own, personal meaning into the answer.

#2. It is personal. All passion, commitment, and connection grow out of what is most personal. We need to create space for the personal. The personal is where you find your answers.

#3. It evokes anxiety. All that matters makes us anxious. It is our wish to escape from anxiety that steals our aliveness. If there is no edge to the question, there is no power.

This my personal favorite because it gives me permission to be uncomfortable. Thank you Peter Block!

Interested in reading The Community? Click here

Author: Susan Bock

Are you tired of being overwhelmed by your business and under-whelmed by your results?

Has your business taken over your life so you have no time or energy to live?

Does it feel like you live, breathe and eat work – all day, every day?

Let’s change that – I can help you get out from under the oppressive burden of being an entrepreneur so that you have the time, energy and freedom to live, love and light up your life!

Let me show you how you can have a business AND a life you love-with a lot less hassle!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *