A More Beautiful Question

The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas

A More Beautiful Question

To get the best answer-in business, in life-you have to ask the best possible question. Innovation expert Warren Berger shows that ability is both an art and a science. It may be the most underappreciated tool at our disposal, one we learn to use well in infancy-and then abandon as we grow older. Critical to learning, innovation, success, even to happiness-yet often discouraged in our schools and workplaces-it can unlock new business opportunities and reinvent industries, spark creative insights at many levels, and provide a transformative new outlook on life. It is the ability to question-and to do so deeply, imaginatively, and “beautifully.” In this fascinating exploration of the surprising power of questioning, innovation expert Warren Berger reveals that powerhouse businesses like Google, Nike, and Netflix, as well as hot Silicon Valley startups like Pandora and Airbnb, are fueled by the ability to ask fundamental, game-changing questions. But Berger also shares human stories of people using questioning to solve everyday problems-from “How can I adapt my career in a time of constant change?” to “How can I step back from the daily rush and figure out what really makes me happy?” By showing how to approach questioning with an open, curious mind and a willingness to work through a series of “Why,” “What if,” and “How” queries, Berger offers an inspiring framework of how we can all arrive at better solutions, fresh possibilities, and greater success in business and life.

Beautiful Questions in the Classroom

Transforming Classrooms Into Cultures of Curiosity and Inquiry

Beautiful Questions in the Classroom

Helping students ask bigger, more beautiful questions Why does engagement plummet as learners advance in school? Why does the stream of questions from curious toddlers slow to a trickle as they become teenagers? Most importantly, what can teachers and schools do to reverse this trend? Beautiful Questions in the Classroom has the answers. Written to be both inspirational and practical, this resource will help educators transform their classrooms into cultures of curiosity. Readers will find: · Strategies to inspire bigger, more beautiful student questions · Techniques to help educators ask more beautiful questions · Real-world examples, case studies, practical ideas, and question stems · Videos showing strategies at work

A More Beautiful Question

Summary and Analysis of a More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas

A More Beautiful Question

Learn How To Ask Million Dollar Questions In A Fraction Of The Time It Takes To Read The Actual Book!!!This Is A Summary And Analysis Of The Actual BookToday only, get this 1# Amazon bestseller for just $2.99. Regularly priced at $9.99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device Warren Berger explains in the introduction that he is a journalist and, therefore, asks questions for his profession. A few years before this book was published, he wrote a series of articles, which eventually became part of a book, on the art and science of questioning. He interviewed innovators of business, designers, inventors, and engineers, to learn how they overcame challenges and found success. He did not find a single reason for their various successes, but he did find that many of them were talented at asking questions. For example, Steve Jobs of Apple and Jeff Bezos of Amazon were known for constantly questioning everything. Google actually runs on questions. Yet few companies encourage questioning. There are no departments focused on questions, no policies for asking questions. Similarly, schools do not encourage questioning. Many teachers recognize that being able to formulate good questions is an important skill, but it is not one that is tested in your average school. Too often, companies and schools, and even nonprofits confronting global issues, tend to continue with their norm, continue the work they have been doing without questioning whether their current method is the most effective one. Why not stop to question, and why isn't questioning taught? Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn When You Download Your Copy Today• How To Transform Your Life By Learning How To Ask The Right Questions • The Reason Why Most People Today Are Afraid To Ask Questions• Learn Why Questions Lead To The Greatest Discoveries Download Your Copy Today! The contents of this book are easily worth over $9.99, but for a limited time you can download the summary of “A More Beautiful Question" for a special discounted price of only $2.99

The Book of Beautiful Questions

The Powerful Questions That Will Help You Decide, Create, Connect, and Lead

The Book of Beautiful Questions

From the bestselling author of A More Beautiful Question, hundreds of big and small questions that harness the magic of inquiry to tackle challenges we all face--at work, in our relationships, and beyond. When confronted with almost any demanding situation, the act of questioning can help guide us to smart decisions. By asking questions, we can analyze, learn, and move forward in the face of uncertainty. But "questionologist" Warren Berger says that the questions must be the right ones; the ones that cut to the heart of complexity or enable us to see an old problem in a fresh way. In The Book of Beautiful Questions, Berger shares illuminating stories and compelling research on the power of inquiry. Drawn from the insights and expertise of psychologists, innovators, effective leaders, and some of the world's foremost creative thinkers, he presents the essential questions readers need to make the best choices when it truly counts, with a particular focus in four key areas: decision-making, creativity, leadership, and relationships. The powerful questions in this book can help you: - Identify opportunities in your career or industry - Generate fresh ideas in business or in your own creative pursuits - Check your biases so you can make better judgments and decisions - Do a better job of communicating and connecting with the people around you Thoughtful, provocative, and actionable, these beautiful questions can be applied immediately to bring about change in your work or your everyday life.

The DNA of Strategy Execution

Next Generation Project Management and PMO

The DNA of Strategy Execution

DECODE & DEVELOP THE DNA OF STRATEGY-EXECUTION TO THRIVE IN TODAY’S TURBULENT ENVIRONMENT WITH NEXT GENERATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND PMO Just as DNA contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all living organisms, what if we could decode the elements of management and strategy-execution? This ground-breaking book offers new perspectives on age-old management challenges and illuminates better ways to organize and manage in an increasingly turbulent, DANCE-world (Dynamic. Ambiguous. Non-Linear. Complex. Emergent). It puts the management DNA under the microscope and shows how to develop the DNA elements to build and transform organizational project management and PMO capabilities essential for effective strategy-execution. It provides a framework to measure what matters with a step-by-step approach to define and measure success and business value. The DNA of Strategy Execution: Next Generation Project Management and PMO provides innovative insights for organizational project management and PMO. Based on application and learnings from many organizations around the world, this book reveals a playbook for strategy-execution that will help you: Decode the core elements of management and strategy-execution DNA and learn how to develop and strengthen it As an executive or PMO leader, design and build next-generation Project/Program Management and PMO platform essential for effective strategy-execution As a project, program, or portfolio manager develop the skills, competencies, and intelligence necessary to thrive in today’s turbulent world Prepare your organization to effectively lead and implement agile transformation and organizational change Improve organizational project management (OPM) and PMO maturity by developing intelligence in each of the DNA areas of strategy-execution Improve overall organizational effectiveness and innovation capabilities Whether you are a part of a startup, or an established incumbent organization, the impact of digitization and disruption and the intensification of the DANCE-world requires a rethink and reset of how we organize and manage. This book presents a holistic approach and a playbook for effective strategy-execution with next-generation Project, Program and PMO capabilities. Gain new insights along with tools and techniques for connecting with customers and stakeholders, effective governance, change management, measurement metrics, and more.

Asking the Right Questions

A Guide to Continuous Improvement with Stakeholder Input

Asking the Right Questions

This book outlines a practical, four-question model that school and business leaders can use to engage stakeholder feedback, determine the organization’s DNA, and establish a collective vision for improvement. Stakeholder feedback is analyzed at both the focus- and whole-group level. Results are then woven into the organizational improvement plan. Practical examples of leadership experiences in implementing the four-question model are included as well as the theory behind why these four questions are the right questions to ask. Each chapter ends with a set of reflective questions that leadership teams can utilize individually or in an organizational book study or Professional Learning Community (PLC).

The Art of the Start 2.0

The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything

The Art of the Start 2.0

Fully revised and expanded for the first time in a decade, this is Guy Kawasaki's classic, bestselling guide to launching and making your new product, service, or idea a success. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur, small-business owner, intrapreneur, or not-for-profit leader, there's no shortage of advice on topics such as innovating, recruiting, fund raising, and branding. In fact, there are so many books, articles, websites, blogs, webinars, and conferences that many startups get paralyzed, or they focus on the wrong priorities and go broke before they succeed. The Art of the Start 2.0 solves that problem by distilling Guy Kawasaki's decades of experience as one of the most hardworking and irreverent strategists in the business world. Guy has totally overhauled this iconic, essential guide for anyone starting anything. It’s 64 percent longer than version 1.0 and features his latest insights and practical advice about social media, crowdfunding, cloud computing, and many other topics. Guy understands the seismic changes in business over the last decade: Once-invulnerable market leaders are struggling. Many of the basics of getting established have become easier, cheaper, and more democratic. Business plans are no longer necessary. Social media has replaced PR and advertising as the key method of promotion. Crowdfunding is now a viable alternative to investors. The cloud makes basic infrastructure affordable for almost any new venture. The Art of the Start 2.0 will show you how to effectively deploy all these new tools. And it will help you master the fundamental challenges that have not changed: building a strong team, creating an awesome product or service, and facing down your competition. As Guy likes to say, “Entrepreneur is a state of mind, not a job title.” His book will help you make your crazy ideas stick, through an adventure that's more art than science – the art of the start.

Interviewing

The Oregon Method

Interviewing

Interviewing is a primer for the digital age yet one embracing age-old lessons that make clear the crucial importance of successful interviewing techniques for productive civic engagement.

The Last Driver’s License Holder Has Already Been Born: How Rapid Advances in Automotive Technology will Disrupt Life As We Know It and Why This is a Good Thing

The Last Driver’s License Holder Has Already Been Born: How Rapid Advances in Automotive Technology will Disrupt Life As We Know It and Why This is a Good Thing

How the radical disruption of the auto industry affects you—and how you can prepare for the soon-to-be “new normal” The combined effect of autonomous driving, electric vehicles, and the sharing economy is on the verge of changing the auto industry—all within the next decade. And this tech/economics revolution will touch virtually every industry. What exactly will change? Jobs: Demand for commercial vehicle drivers, car dealers, mechanics, doctors, and many other professions will shrink Laws: Manually driving cars will be forbidden—and car ownership will be almost nonexistent Housing: Prices will drop and cities and towns will be planned differently Healthcare: Infrastructure will shrink as traffic accidents dramatically decline Global trade: China will become the world’s biggest automotive exporter The Last Driver License Holder Has Already Been Born provides the information and insight you need to position your company for these groundbreaking changes. It reveals the disruptive technologies now taking shape and provides a timeline of when they will take hold. It examines the impact on the industry itself, as well as adjacent sectors, including jobs and professions, city and street design, hospitals, insurances, politics, security, hospitality industry, the oil industry, real estate, and society at large. And it provides the knowledge and insight you need to keep yourself and your organization ahead of the curve—and in front of the competition.

Clarity First: How Smart Leaders and Organizations Achieve Outstanding Performance

Clarity First: How Smart Leaders and Organizations Achieve Outstanding Performance

Award-winning business performance improvement and Lean management expert Karen Martin diagnoses a ubiquitous business management and leadership problem—the lack of clarity—and outlines specific actions to dramatically improve organizational performance. Through her global consulting projects, keynote speeches, and work with thousands of leaders, Karen has seen first-hand how a pervasive lack of clarity strangles business performance and erodes employee engagement. Ambiguity is the corporate default state, a condition so prevalent that “tolerance for ambiguity” has become a clichéd job requirement. It doesn’t have to be this way. In Clarity First, Karen provides methods and insights for achieving clarity to unleash potential, innovate at higher levels, and solve the problems that matter to deliver outstanding business results. Both a visionary road map and practical guide, this book will help leaders: •Identify and communicate the organization’s true purpose •Set achievable priorities •Deliver greater customer value through more efficient processes •Provide greater transparency about true versus assumed performance •Build strong problem-solving and critical thinking capabilities throughout the organization •Develop personal clarity to be a more direct, purposeful, and successful leader Eliminating ambiguity is the first step for leaders and organizations to achieve strategic goals. Learn how to gain the clarity needed to make better decisions, lead more effectively, and boost organizational performance. When it comes to leading an outstanding organization, every great leader needs Clarity First.