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Strategic Questioning

Training & Strategy

February 10, 2009 | Download Document

Strategic Questioning

Surfacing issues

What makes you...angry?

What is it like to...?

What changes have you seen?

What would you change if you had a magic wand?

What keeps you up at night?  What do you worry about?

One thing you would change?

What is your legacy (especially good for pastors)?

What are your dreams for...?

One thing you would change?

Capacity Development

What would it take...

Pain feelings

Why do you care?



Leadership Development

What was the experience like?

What do we do now?

What was your role

What did you learn that was important to you?

What should the next steps be?

What is your husband saying?  Your kids?  What do they think about you having led a meeting?

Why did you do that?

Where would you like to be in a year?

What are the barriers you're facing?

What would be helpful?


  1. What did you think about...
  2. What did you hear that was positive, negative and interesting
  3. What did we learn?
  4. What was the headline