Episode 24

Published on:

26th Apr 2022

Questioning Questions

Every question asked and answered is an opportunity to understand each other better and fundamentally move your relationship, your organization, your project or family forward. How much thought do you put into the questions you ask the receptionist at your office each day, or the doorman of your building? Probably not very much. 

“How’s it going?” “How are you doing?” Do you even seriously want to know the answer to those questions? When someone poses such a question to you, don’t you feel OBLIGATED to answer it?

“You’ve got to be intentional with questions, they can guide you Into some really interesting places.”

How do YOUR questions stand up? True leadership is about capitalizing on those opportunities presented with every question as opposed to being a victim of circumstance and habit who is just treading water verbally. In this episode, Rene breaks down the power of questions and how every leader should be using them to better themselves and their teams. Don’t miss it!

Show Resources:





01:38 - Questions are a critical component

01:52 - Most people think ‘externally’

02:20 - A question might make someone remember what they believe

03:25 - If I want to understand a company’s culture, I walk in, close my eyes and listen

04:20 - Most people don’t put much thought into the questions they ask

05:50 - The Art of Conversation - Episode 07

07:15 - Sometimes questions asked will tell you how you’re doing

08:24 - We feel an overwhelming OBLIGATION to answer questions that are asked of us

10:40 - Is the question self-serving? Or is it to YOUR benefit?

11:00 - Book - QBQ - The Question behind the Question

11:20 - What is it that they’re ACTUALLY trying to get at?

12:05 - Questions without much thought are often EMOTIONALLY based

13:30 - “If you’re going to attack me, attack me with more detail, please?”

14:55 - The person asking the question is LEADING the conversation

15:55 - Direction doesn’t mean CONTROL

18:00 - Learn how to clarify

19:00 - Learn to give rich answers to dumb questions

22:45 - AmplifyBook.com


About the Podcast

Dive deep into the applicable neuroscience of becoming a better communicator, influencer, and leader.
René Rodriguez takes the neuroscience and psychology behind our behaviors, simplifies it, and combines that with an acute understanding of self-awareness, emotions, storytelling, body language, and more to help each of us better deliver our ideas to others. The result is the ability to enhance our message delivery and connect with our audience whether that audience is one person in front of you, 100, or 1,000 and up. And in the process, we influence outcomes and improve our lives by having a greater impact on the world.

About your host

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Rene Rodriguez

For over two decades, René has been researching and applying behavioral neuroscience as a dynamic keynote speaker, leadership advisor, world class sales expert, and renowned speaker coach. He has also trained more than 100,000 people in applying behavioral psychology and neurology methodologies to solve some of the toughest challenges in leadership, sales and change.