🧐 After 600 interviews, I learned leaders’ wisdom lies in these two questions

Every time I speak to a leader who spends a lot of time pondering the right questions to ask to help better understand people and processes, I’m inspired. Apparently, so is Jenna Abdou. In a piece she penned for Fast Company, the host of the podcast 33Voices reflects on her experiences. Over the course of 600 conversations with a cadre of guests ranging from artists to entrepreneurs to neuroscientists, all of whom are “united by the belief that we have an opportunity to make a difference,” Abdou came to a realization. “When I started hosting 33Voices, I believed guests’ wisdom lied in their answers,” she writes. “Now, nearly a decade later, I know it’s in the questions they inspire.” Read on to discover the two that have come to shape Abdou’s life and work.
—Lydia Dishman
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After 600 interviews, I learned leaders’ wisdom lies in these two questions

When Jenna Abdou started hosting 33voices, she believed guests’ wisdom lay in their answers. Now, nearly a decade later, she knows it’s in the questions they inspire.

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