In an article for Harvard Business Review, John Baldoni shares four fast pointers to expand your perspective and improve your ability to ask questions:
- Be more interested in listening and learning than in getting first and last say.
- Ask open-ended questions that make the recipient think before answering.
- Express active physical interest in the questions you ask, to inspire full and earnest answers.
- When no one is delivering bad news, dig deeper to confirm if things are actually as rosy as they seem.
For elaboration on these points, check out the full article: https://hbr.org/2010/02/learn-to-ask-better-questions