Fast Company’s Alan Webber summarizes nuggets of wisdom from his Rules of Thumb: 52 Truths for Winning at Business Without Losing Your Self (2009.)

Rule #10: “A good question beats a good answer.” You don’t have to have all the answers. But you can make an enormously valuable contribution by asking good questions. When others are too proud or too stubborn to ask a question that needs to be raised, a young person can do it—and in the process, open up new lines of thinking and new avenues of discussion that may, in fact, save the day. The annals of business are filled with stories of bad ideas that got launched simply because no one wanted to ask the uncomfortable questions. It’s far better to ask the question than to clean up after the disaster.

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