4th December 2019

forbes
15

How do you know the answer?

Here's how you can admit that you simply don't know to build trust, respect and knowledge among your employees. If a direct report asks, depending on the question, express your curiosity, and then position the question as a development opportunity for them to find an answer. Ask them to loop back, but don't take it on.

Accordingly, what are the right questions?

Avoid asking rhetorical questions. A rhetorical question is a figure of speech in the form of a question. They are typically asked in order to make a point rather than to elicit an answer. Such questions are not really questions but are designed to force someone into a specific response.

Can May I ask you a question?

In addition, "may" version is more polite than the "can" version. Realistically speaking, both ask for permission and neither is offensive, but yes, "may" is still more polite than "can."
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