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The Art of Asking Questions: The Key to Developing an Engaging Leadership Style

For today’s managers and professionals, finding ways to engage and connect with the people you work with can be a real challenge. Learning how to ask questions that are incisive and insightful can be crucial in:

  • Helping your teams become more collaborative, empowered and motivated.
  • Being more mindful of your own attitude and how carefully you listen to others.
  • Understanding the power of asking the right questions in the right way.

Find out why well-thought-out and well-structured questions can be an invaluable tool in fostering collective intelligence in your workplace.


$ 495 + taxes


half-a-day - 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Course given in French

May 30, 2024

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  • Formulate and ask cogent, purposeful questions in a variety of management situations.
  • Practise techniques aimed at expanding your repertoire of questions.
  • Realize by way of hands-on exercises why the right questions can make all the difference, especially when compared to the standard affirmative approach.

Is this for you?

  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Professionals

Special features

  • An opportunity to try out various formulations to see which questions work best in different conversational contexts.
  • An approach aimed at helping you become more agile in asking questions and adapting them to various situations in line with your strategic intent.


Sabina Bastian
Sabina Bastian

Senior Consultant & Coach, Leadership & Team development at Humance and Lord Managerial communication

1. Contributory Interaction

  • Learn the three rules to asking good questions.
  • Ask open-ended questions that reflect your strategic intent.
  • Practise three techniques designed to expand your repertoire of impactful questions.

2. Influential Interaction

  • Acquaint yourself with the essential components of question-asking and become more comfortable with queries built around strategic intent.
  • Debrief and ensure you are progressing in the right direction.
  • Readings, handouts and videos
  • Demonstrations, practical exercises and video recording/playback
  • Tips, pointers and real-time feedback from a certified coach
  • Theoretical foundations: Isabelle Lord’s book The Art of the Question (L’art de la question) and her list of effective questions (free copy for all participants)
  • 60-minute prep session to dive into the subject matter

Participants in all of our seminars will receive a certificate of completion from Executive Education HEC Montréal.

A copy of L'art de la question will be given to all attendees.

livre - L'art de la question - Isabelle Lord

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