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Better Questions Blog Archive August 2013

  • Better Questions - Time

    It is interesting for me that without exception when I explain the concept of asking Better Questions one of the most common objections to using the approach is that it will take too much time. I do a...

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  • Better Questions - A Better Way to Support Your Clients

    This week I was chatting to a friend of mine who is receiving visits from a District Nursing service to help them to manage a current health challenge. My friend is generally extremely complimentary o...

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  • The Power of Questions

    I was invited to present at a conference for the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) very recently and chose to talk about The Power of Questions. So this week I thought I would remind you of some...

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  • Practice Makes Perfect Questioners!

    In our training programs I will usually end up the session by advising participants of the three P model. As I start to talk about this, people usually grab their pens ready to write down what the mod...

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  • Achieve Better Questions Through Effective Listening

    I often have people say to me that no one in their lives listens to them like I listen to them. Whilst I could potentially feel good about this, it usually makes me feel sad because it highlights to m...

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  • Better Questions are the Best Way to 'HELP' Your Clients

    I have been privileged recently to work with a number of Maternal & Child Health nurses who are being encouraged by new philosophical guidelines to work more collaboratively with clients rather th...

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  • Better Question to Generate Ideas and ACTION!

    In our training programs we often give participants an opportunity to practice the skills that they learn, which of course helps to consolidate the learning.  During the debrief with one of the g...

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  • Being Open Minded Makes for a Better Questioner!

    This week I was reminded of the importance and challenges of being open minded when you wish to be a successful Potentialiser. I personally find that many people say that they are open minded but when...

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  • Better Parents: Helping Your Children Make Choices

    In a previous blog I wrote about using questions to help children to make decisions and I shared the example of Glenys who was feeling very frustrated with her 17-year-old son who she had been trying ...

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