By JoAnna Brandi    (Use these with “I” or “we” just as effectively.)
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  • How can I use this?
  • What’s great about this?
  • Where’s the gift in this?
  • What’s fascinating about this?
  • What’s called for now?
  • What can we do about this now?
  • What actions do we need to take?
  • What are the options here?
  • What’s possible?
  • What’s strong?
  • What one change would produce the best result the quickest?
  • What one change would produce the most dramatic result?
  • What is perfect about where we are now?
  • What can we learn from this?
  • What are we happy about right now?
  • What’s good here?
  • What can we be excited about?
  • What works well?
  • What are we most proud of?
  • What’s going well? What’s going well and why?
  • What can we appreciate?
  • What can we be grateful for?
  • In what ways might we think bigger? Broader? More wholistically?
  • What can we do to affect people more positively?
  • How can we create more value?
  • How can we be more valuable?
  • What is life asking us to do differently right now?
  • What’s a new way of looking at this?
  • How can we create remarkable experiences that are worth coming back for and worth telling friends about?
  • How can we create more positive emotions, more deliberately and more frequently than ever before?
  • How can we expand our positive capacity in this organization and beyond?
  • In what ways might we…
  • (An IWWMW question is great for creatively generating ideas)

And more…

The following “Asset  Focused” Questions are reprinted with permission from writer and coach, Mary Jane Ryan:

  • What could work here?
  • How I could make this better?
  • What I can make possible?
  • What is right about what’s wrong?
  • What is my intention?
  • What needs are being satisfied by this?
  • What can I learn here?
  • How could I prevent this?
  • How can I get around this?
  • What’s important about this to me?
  • What is the best of what can happen next?

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