Opening Discussion Topic:
“Effective questions” and insightful answers can enable having a significant business advantage, but — although a rather simple exercise — it is often an underutilized tool.
“Questioning is a powerful tool for unlocking value in companies: it spurs learning and the exchange of ideas, it fuels innovation and better performance, it builds trust among team members. And it can mitigate business risks by uncovering unforeseen pitfalls and hazards.” Brooks, A.W. & John, L.K., (2018, May-June). The Surprising Power of Questions
On that theme and as always, we’ll look to also hear and discuss, “What’s Keeping You Up Nights?”
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Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, & Dec. 14
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