My father once told me this when I was about ten years old:
“You can accomplish just about anything you want if you ask the right people the right questions.”
It seems so simple, but imagine the number of scenarios where this skill is critical:
– at a doctor appointment
– applying to school or for a new job
– getting your car fixed
– determining where to eat
– buying a new home
Often, errors can be attributed to asking the right person the wrong question or asking the right question but the wrong person.
Ask the right people the right questions. So simple. So effective.