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“A powerful question can turn a tepid conversation into a revealing encounter, as demonstrated by Andrew Sobel and Jerold Panas in their engaging new book, Power Questions...first-rate and very helpful.”—The Globe and Mail
“Power Questions...is already my favorite, keep-it-close-at-hand business book. I read the book in a single sitting and within 24 hours landed a speaking engagement by asking a few of the “337 Essential Questions” that Sobel and Panas have carefully matched to 35 common business-related situations.”—Forbes.com
“Forget trying to be brilliant or clever on your feet to sell a prospect. Power questions will refocus meetings, stop people in their tracks and help you win new business.”—American Express.com, “Top 10 Business Books for the Summer”
“An inspirational read...strongly recommended”—Midwest Library Journal
The greatest gift you can give someone is to ask what he or she thinks, and truly listen to the answer. Sobel and Panas turn this powerful idea into practical, compelling advice by asking questions that reveal surprising, often life-changing, answers.—Ralph W. Shrader, Chairman and CEO, Booz Allen Hamilton
This book is amazing. It packs a wallop. It gets you inside the mind and heart of a person. I strongly recommend it.—John Schlifske, Chairman and CEO, Northwestern Mutual
Power Questions is easy to pick up, but hard to put down. Andrew and Jerry give a veritable playbook for building stronger relationships. Whether you read it cover-to-cover or just open a page to prepare for a new meeting, it’s a valuable resource no matter where you are in your career.—Frank D'Souza, CEO, Cognizant
Read this remarkable book and keep it handy, because these questions have the power to enrich every segment of your life.—Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Leading at a Higher Level
Reading Power Questions is like listening in to the most amazing array of private conversations with CEOs, politicians, religious authorities, and entrepreneurs. A joyous read.—David Sable, Global CEO, Young & Rubicam
Andrew Sobel and Jerry Panas have developed the thought-provoking thesis in their book of the importance of asking questions to tailor advice and build relationships. Their work is illustrated with plenty of examples, and their premise becomes more convincing page by page.—Sir Winfried Bischoff, Chairman, Lloyds Banking Group
Unlock the power of great questions
What do you think most engages a prospective client, or makes a lasting impression on someone you've just met? The popular belief is that we win business by being clever and quick on our feet, and that our brilliance—saying just the right thing—is what attracts others. But as Power Questions compellingly demonstrates, knowing the right question to ask is actually far more important than having a ready answer.
Power Questions can immediately help you win more business, deepen your relationships, and connect with people more rapidly than you ever thought possible. It shows you how to use thought-provoking questions to engage prospects and uncover their most pressing issues. It gives you the tools to get inside the heart and mind of anyone you meet. In thirty-five inspiring chapters, you'll meet a fascinating group of men and women. Through these riveting, real-life stories, you'll learn exactly how each power question was used and the impact it had. You'll discover how you can transform your daily conversations—and even someone's life—through powerful questions that anyone can master.
You'll learn how Steve Jobs asked a single motivating question that led to breakthrough results in developing the Macintosh personal computer. You'll see how an unasked question cost a major company a huge project bid. Other powerful examples include:
Put these questions to use and you will connect more deeply with your clients, drive quickly to the heart of problems, and unlock your professional and personal influence in unexpected and delightful ways.
Great book for building relationships in business and asking questions to get outside of the box -Published 2 days ago by amy
My appreciation of this book is beyond words. The authors truly demonstrate how a good question is already half the answer. Read morePublished 25 days ago by ServantofGod
Must read for anyone, not just in sales! Read it once & reading it again to take notes!Published 29 days ago by Linda
Sobel and Panas have written a masterpiece. I bought this book a few years ago and still turn to it before important meetings with clients and prospects. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robbie Kellman Baxter
Great book for learning how deepen both personal and business relationships. An easy read as well. I definitely recommend it!Published 1 month ago by Ernest L Vorpahl
The "questions" and story telling approch makes this book unique.
You have to read the book more than once to get it all into your system.
Too many repeated questions. There are better books with the same purpose.
Simply didn't liked. Read more
Basics for coaches and others who just want to be better at building friendships/relationships.Published 2 months ago by Joel Adams
Good to give you ideas of powerful questions to meaningful relationships, coaching, selling, evaluating ideas/projects, understanding and inspiring people, etc.Published 2 months ago by Willi