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
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.
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.