Distribute Power

Balance Power Dynamics With Better Questioning

Good leadership and effective communication involve complex power dynamics. Learn to successfully manage these using the simple and powerful tools of better questioning.

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Empower Others
Master the art of distributing power effectively
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Unlock Communication
Effective communication is integral to success
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Lead Confidently
Good leaders flourish with better questioning
Master the art of distributing power effectively
Power comes in many forms and can be a weapon or a tool. Great questioning allows you to gain power when necessary and empower others to do the same, resulting in a strong and balanced power dynamic.
Effective communication is integral to success
Healthy power dynamics unlock communication. Teams thrive with open communication, employees can provide honest feedback, and managers and leaders can make fair and well-informed decisions.
Good leaders flourish with better questioning
Handling complex power dynamics is key to good management and successful leadership. Better questioning is a simple, fundamental and often overlooked tool to manage and effectively balance power.
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WHY DOES POWER MATTER?
Toxic power dynamics ruin relationships and undermine success. Getting them right improves everything from employee welfare and retention to customer success and sales.
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HOW DOES BETTER QUESTIONING IMPACT POWER?
People think of answering questions as a form of power. In fact the person asking questions usually has the power. Better questioning is key to using this power responsibly.
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HOW CAN YOU USE YOUR POWER?
We teach you to harness the power of questioning with research-backed techniques and practices to help you achieve strong and balanced power dynamics.
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HOW CAN YOU EMPOWER OTHERS?
We show you how to empower others through better questioning. Disrupt entrenched power dynamics simply by reversing the expected roles of questioner and answerer.
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I left the workshop with a new appreciation of how questioning advances, or hinders, my professional and personal relationships. I learnt that asking provocative questions can help cut through the status quo. I’m now confident that working on my questioning strengths can only make me a better researcher, leader and, dare I say it, a better person.
Dr Edward David
Research Fellow, University Of Oxford

What We Do

We help you achieve healthy and effective power dynamics using our unique, research-backed framework, The Questioning Strengths Method (QSM). The QSM draws on theoretical and practical expertise in the art and science of questioning. We use this to help you harness the power of questions and empower others to do the same.

At the heart of the QSM are the nine questioning strengths. These represent nine different approaches to questioning, based on a validated self-assessment tool: the Questioning Strengths Assessment (QSA). Using this unique research-based approach, we train participants to understand and use their questioning strengths, with powerful results.

Our work with you includes:

  • A personalised questioning strengths profile for every participant.
  • Training in proven techniques and practices for better questioning.
  • First-hand experience of the effects of better questioning on power dynamics.
  • Resources to help you practice and apply your questioning skills, beyond your time with us.

Because the QSM is based on practical expertise and academic research, we can work with anyone across diverse sectors and in different organisational roles to help individuals or teams achieve balanced and healthy power dynamics.

Get in touch to discuss how we can help you balance power dynamics with better questioning.

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