David Locke quotes Naguib Mahfouz: “You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” He adds:
Questions are very strong attractors in the chaos of ideas, they gather, focus, attract and energize the conversation. Only questions have the power to beak our current mindsets, they set in motion the deep reflection needed to alter our beliefs. It is the place and the space ‘between not knowing and our desire to know’ where we are most attentive, self-aware and alive. Questions hold the key to this special area. Compelling and quality questions drive knowledge creation and expansion in a fundamental way. Knowledge emerges around good questions. Questions energize and glue our conversation, draw people into the circle to participate and gather diverse opinions. Questions keep the conversation moving forward, awaken dormant discourse and may be used to guide the subject back on course.
So very right…just framing the question correctly can help a lot in getting us to the right answer.