- In a world that seems devoid of absolute certainties, how can we make declarative statements?
- If it is amportant to ask questions, is it equally important to answer them? Doesn't questioning have its own value?
- What is at the heart of intellectual pursuit? Is it "what?" If so , shouldn't the previous sentence be read as a statement?
- Is a question always a search for an answer?
- Shouldn't we distrust an answer that comes without a question?
Of course, the book is much more than these few questions noted here, as the "chapters" flow from one idea (or series of question) into the other. Perhaps what struck me most about the book is it's ability to do nothing than ask questions, and still engage me in a learning process. Of course, that is how I am wired. Are you wired in a similar way? Have you considered your question to statement ratio lately? Why might questions be so important to thsi author? And should they be that important to you? How do others react when you do nothing other than ask questions? Will they be satisfied that they are not getting "answers" from you? Can one be considered a leader if they only ask questions? And what are the important questions that leaders should be asking?
Is this the end of this blog? Or will you continue it by raising even more questions about how leaders lead by asking questions?