Skillfully redefine problems. Make an immediate connection with anyone. Rapidly determine if a client is ready to buy. Access the deepest dreams of others. Power Questions sets out a series of strategic questions that will help you win new business and dramatically deepen your professional and personal relationships.Read more...
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Skillfully redefine problems. Make an immediate connection with anyone. Rapidly determine if a client is ready to buy. Access the deepest dreams of others. Power Questions sets out a series of strategic questions that will help you win new business and dramatically deepen your professional and personal relationships. The book showcases thirty-five riveting, real conversations with CEOs, billionaires, clients, colleagues, and friends. Each story illustrates the extraordinary power and impact of a thought-provoking, incisive power question. To help readers navigate a variety of professional challenges, over 200 additional, thought-provoking questions are also summarized at the end of the book.
In Power Questions you'll discover:
- The question that stopped an angry executive in his tracks
- The sales question CEOs expect you to ask versus the questions they want you to ask
- The question that will radically refocus any meeting
- The penetrating question that can transform a friend or colleague's life
- A simple question that helped restore a marriage
When you use power questions, you magnify your professional and personal influence, create intimate connections with others, and drive to the true heart of the issue every time.
- ISBN-13: 9781118119631
- ISBN-10: 1118119630
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
- Publish Date: February 2012
- Page Count: 205
- Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.8 x 0.82 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-01-02
- Reviewer: Staff
In both professional and personal dealings, trusted and positive relationships are paramount, and according to consultant Sobel (Clients for Life) and executive Panas (Mega-Gifts), the way to build and deepen those relationships is to ask the right questions. Chapter by chapter, the authors present stories from corporate leaders, a minister, a billionaire, an attorney, a medical center CEO, and others for whom “power questions” became a turning point. Sobel and Panas suggest power questions for moving a sale forward; inspiring employees to better performance; building rapport; changing the direction of a losing trend; and establishing reciprocity. Each chapter ends with a plan of action for putting the questions into practice. There’s a heavily religious overtone to the book, and in fact many questions lead toward the spiritual. While thought provoking, this book is simply a treatise on the importance of relationships, and situations are rephrased as questions. Though the form may look useful, overall, the book doesn’t offer enough substance. (Feb.)