- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: AMACOM (January 10, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0814436714
- ISBN-13: 978-0814436714
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.1 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 36 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #73,197 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“When it comes to asking the kinds of questions that get you the kinds of answers that actually mean something, Sesno is your guy. ” --VOYA Magazine
"Both intriguing and inspiring, Ask More shows how questions convey interest, feed curiosity, and reveal answers that can change the course of both your professional and personal life." --800CEORead
“Post-election America has prompted a reflective period for many...Sesno couldn't have timed any better the release of his research- and interview-based exploration of the art of strategic questioning.” –-Associations Now
“…helps you learn, understand, connect, observe, push boundaries, solve problems and hold people accountable. " – Palm Beach Post
"The book covers a lot of territory...there's a lot to be learned from his thoughtful, in-depth exploration." --The Globe and Mail
“This book is not solely dedicated to problem solving. Mr. Sesno considers questions from a broad range of fields…Some questions are for military strategists, job interviewers or doctors. One of the most moving chapters was on questions to ask an aging parent about what mattered in their life.” —GoLeanSixSigma
“Ask More encourages us to defy our fears and tackle those problems that beset us with measured, careful inquiry.” — Washington Independent Review of Books
“At heart, [Sesno’s] book's central premise is simple: Intelligent, insightful questions, posed in the spirit of genuine inquiry, lead to intelligent, insightful answers.” — Washington Independent Review of Books
“The book has a journalistic flair: captivating stories, wonderfully-crafted anecdotes and fascinating interviewees.” – The Girl’s Guide to Project Management
“…easy-to-read and the ideas are logical. Readers will be hard pressed to not find several nuggets to add to their own toolbox of questioning strategies.” – Portland Book Review
“In Ask More, Sesno's experience as one of the world's premier interviewers is clearly evident...his well-told stories illustrate just how and when to use every inquisitorial technique at your disposal.” –TD magazine
“…comprehensive question guide to provoke thought and inspire creative answers, complete with scenarios ranging from identifying a physical illness to acing a job interview.“ —Global Business and Organizational Excellence
An Emmy-award-winning journalist reveals how to ask the QUESTIONS that make a difference.
What hidden skill links successful people in all walks of life? What helps them make smart decisions? The answer is surprisingly simple: They know how to ask the right questions at the right time.
Questions help us break down barriers, discover secrets, solve puzzles, and imagine new ways of doing things. But few of us know how to question in a methodical way. Emmy-award-winning journalist and media expert Frank Sesno aims to change that with Ask More.
From questions that cement relationships, to those that help us plan for the future, each chapter in Ask More explores a different type of inquiry. By the end of the book, you’ll know what to ask and when, what you should listen for, and what you can expect as the outcome. Packed with illuminating interviews, the book explains:
• How the Gates Foundation used strategic questions to plan its battle against malaria
• How turnaround expert Steve Miller uses diagnostic questions to get to the heart of a company’s problems
• How NPR’s Terry Gross uses empathy questions to dig deeper
• How journalist Anderson Cooper uses confrontational questions to hold people accountable
• How creative questions animated a couple of techie dreamers to brainstorm Uber
Both intriguing and inspiring, Ask More shows how questions convey interest, feed curiosity, and reveal answers that can change the course of both your professional and personal life.
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