Insight begins with good questions

Whether you need questions for coaching an employee, interviewing someone for a job interview, initiating reflections with your students or in your team, remember that good questions always depend on the context and what you want to achieve.

You can find inspiration for good questions that you can ask yourself and others to stimulate reflections and create insights. This is not an exhaustive list, but examples you can be inspired by before, during and in the ending off of a conversation.

75 good questions you can ask

  • What will you remember with a smile on your face as you get older?
  • What do you dream of achieving?
  • What would you be reluctant to swap away in your current job?
  • What is included in the description of your dream job?
  • If you were to make a speech, who would you like to speak for?
  • What good advice would you give to a younger colleague based on your experience?
  • What would you like to be remembered for?
  • What would you like to be recognised for?
  • What things would you like to do more of in the future?
  • Who would you like to recognise?
  • What kind of culture would you like to contribute to creating?
  • When do you tend to lose your sense of time?
  • When do you have good reason to have high expectations of yourself?
  • When do you experience good dialogues?
  • What would be one of your greatest untapped potentials?
  • Which tasks have always seemed simple and easy to you?
  • How do you inspire others around you?
  • When have you achieved a victory with others?
  • In what situations do you feel particularly competent?
  • When do you consider yourself a good colleague?
  • When are you a good friend?
  • What description of yourself have you been most happy to hear from others?
  • What is included in your recipe for job satisfaction?
  • Who do you like sharing ideas with?
  • What will always make you happy?
  • What is likely to inspire you most?
  • What is a sure sign that you are motivated?
  • When do you find that your efforts make a positive difference to others?
  • What is the best question you have been asked?
  • In what way are you generous?
  • What are you really good at?
  • How can we see that you are happy?
  • What is a source of well-being for you?
  • What can motivate you?
  • Who is good at translating thoughts into action?
  • What do you think characterises a good colleague?
  • Which of your qualities do others enjoy the most?
  • What would be one of the highlights of your career so far?
  • What would be one of the greatest successes you have had?
  • How have you had some success today?
  • What challenging goal are you in the process of reaching?
  • What is the best course you have ever attended?
  • When was the last time you experienced successful interaction with others?
  • What are you often praised for?
  • What characterised the best teacher you’ve ever had?
  • Where do you get inspiration in everyday life?
  • What have you become wiser on over the past year?
  • In which situations do your best abilities come into their own?
  • When do you rest in yourself?
  • Which would be one of the most positive experiences from your working life?
  • Which decision are you happy to have made?
  • What can you write on your resume today that you couldn’t write a year ago?
  • What are you proud to have achieved?
  • When did you take a chance that you’re happy about today?
  • When was the last time you couldn’t hold back the laughter?
  • What was the first positive impression you got of your workplace?
  • What have you been pleasantly surprised by recently?
  • What does it take for a challenge to turn you on?
  • What are you good at getting better at?
  • What do you often do that makes good sense to you?
  • When did you exceed your own expectations?
  • In which situations are you particularly committed?
  • When did you have people’s full attention?
  • When were you involved in achieving something really big?
  • Which qualities have you often enjoyed possessing?
  • How have you helped to ensure the well-being of others?
  • Which qualities do you value highly in people around you?
  • Who is particularly good at recognising you – and why?
  • Which result are you proud to have contributed to?
  • What are you happy to have experienced?
  • How do you help inspire people around you?
  • What are you most happy to do and why?
  • What are you particularly interested in at the moment?
  • When have you experienced that diversity is a strength?
  • When are you perceived as being very inspiring?
  • When do you think others are impressed with you?
  • What would your colleagues miss if you were away from your job for two months?
  • Which positive thing are you best known for?
  • Which of your strengths do you think your colleagues will highlight?
  • When do you think you are perceived as a particularly good colleague?
  • Can you think of three words that your colleagues will probably use to describe you?

How to ask good questions with picture cards

When you use picture cards in conversations with a person or a group, it provides access to metaphors and symbols that make it easier to speak and explain, while at the same time making the message clearer. For example, ask participants to find a picture card of something they are good at and let them talk about their thoughts behind the choice.

Use your professionalism to inquire into the motive. Go a layer deeper and see what lies behind the answer. This way you start a conversation that supports and encourage reflection and strengthens the understanding between you. Feel free to pick and choose the questions on this page that are relevant for you.

Good questions you can ask. Example of selected picture card

Example: Find a picture of a challenge in our team

I often feel that – like these zebras – departments are gazing in opposite directions and do not share the same goals and vision.



90% of the brain’s sensory input comes from visual sources. Images start thought tracks in the brain. If they cross each other in new combinations, new ideas emerge.



Dialoogle picture cards can make it easier to empathise with others and understand their feelings.



Dialoogle’s images are created to make us reflect. When we reflect on something, we think it through thoroughly and find new nuances and solutions.

Frequently asked questions

Each Edition can be used for many different purposes. The Editions are compiled in the same way – the only difference between them is the selection of pictures, so choose the Editions you like the most. However, you cannot expect the pictures to speak to others in the exact same way they speak to you. Dialoogle’s mission is not to deliver specific visual answers, but rather to stimulate the brain in order to find an answer.

Using the pictures creatively and metaphorically promotes reflection. In this way you will obtain more nuanced and well-considered answers. Those who listen will get the same visual reference, and this will strengthen the understanding among participants. – If you want the pictures to express answers in a very concrete way, you can select picture cards for this purpose from several Editions.

Dialoogle’s Faces cards have proven their value in mentalisation processes with adults as well as children. The Faces cards are extremely useful for perceiving and communicating empathy and feelings, needs and desires – but also for interpreting and understanding expressions, language and behaviour. Faces cards can be used in conversations and creative processes but also for conflict solving and for coping with stress and anxiety. Only your imagination sets the limits for the use of this picture series.

If you are still in doubt about which picture series to choose, we will be happy to help you. Contact us here.

Pocket and Magnum are two different sizes. Pocket cards measure 9×9 cm, and Magnum cards 19×19 cm. All Editions Faces are available in both Pocket and Magnum sizes. The Pocket cards are particularly suitable on the table for one-on-one conversations and in small groups. The Magnum size is well suited for use on the floor when you work with larger groups and everyone must be able to see the pictures. You may also use the Magnum cards in one-on-one conversations if you prefer to walk around while you talk. Pocket and Magnum sizes can be used in combination to create new visual reflections in the search for pictures. You can also use the Pocket cards for adding details, new ideas etc. to a Magnum card.

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