Episode 76

Pia Lauritzen: Connecting through questions

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​How well do you ask questions?

Asking questions can be more than a way to elicit an answer. They allow us to form connections. Used in the right way they are a powerful tool for us to learn from each other.
In this episode I am joined by philosopher, Dr Pia Lauritzen, who spends her life researching the art and science of question-making. This is becoming even more important as more organisations are opening up their approach to innovation, strategy and transformation, inviting people to share their perspectives.

We discuss ways of asking better questions, as well as how you can get the balance right between asking questions and sharing knowledge. We also delve into why you need to find out what people care about to be able to connect through questions.

You’ll hear about:

  • What is the power of questions?
  • What does it take to break down barriers?
  • How do you connect around questions?
  • The balance between questions and knowledge
  • Finding out what people care about
  • Tools to help with questioning
  • AI and questioning
  • Coaching people to ask better questions
  • How Pia has improved her questioning
  • The impact Pia wants to have on the world

The best bits of these conversations are captured in my newsletter Strategic Leader.

More about Pia

Pia Lauritzen is a Danish philosopher and tech entrepreneur. She holds a PhD in philosophy and is the inventor and founder of Qvest and Question Jam. She has published five books, and her regular column for strategy+business is read by more than 20,000 decision-makers worldwide.

“Questions are probably the most powerful way of being in the world.”

Pia Lauritzen, philosopher & tech entrepreneur

VIEW RUNNING ORDER

03.01 What is the power of questions?
06.57 What does it take to break down barriers?
08.57 How do you connect around questions?
13.45 The balance between questions and knowledge.
17.08 Finding out what people care about.
20.36 Tools to help with questioning.
26.41 AI and questioning.
31.55 Coaching people to ask better questions.
36.03 How Pia has improved her questioning.
39.40 The impact Pia wants to have on the world.
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