Here are some reasons I like leading with questions. Can you think of any others?
- Questions help you clarify, understand and get educated
- Questions let the person you're communicating with know you care about their point of view
- Questions make the conversation a two-way street
- Questions help the person you're asking think of things he/she may not have considered without feeling threatened
Go into your next meeting with this goal: ask three questions before you make a statement. See if you make it. See how it changes the dynamic.
Think you can do it?