353. Ask Great Questions with Jeff Wetzler

Ever think about how powerful asking questions can be? It’s kinda mind-blowing when you think about all the insights, knowledge, and experiences we can tap into just by asking. So in this episode, we’ve got Jeff Welzer on board to talk about his book ASK: Tap Into the Hidden Wisdom of People Around You for Unexpected Breakthroughs in Leadership and Life. Jeff enlightens us on how asking thoughtful and well-crafted questions that seek to learn can unlock a treasure trove of wisdom, ideas, and deep understanding. And it can even help you achieve your goals in both your personal and professional lives! You have to check out this awesome chat! Trust us, it’s packed with gems that’ll shift how you connect with others and enable you to grow as a person!

Listen and Learn: 

  • Are you missing out on valuable insights and hidden wisdom by not asking questions?
  • How asking well-crafted questions can help you achieve your goals and benefit you both in your personal and professional lives
  • Why do we withhold information? 
  • Tips to navigate speaking up when you might fear the reaction you could get
  • How Jeff’s ASK Approach can help you tap into other people’s knowledge, thoughts, wisdom, and ideas
  • Ways you can make it safer for someone to open up more 
  • Transforming crummy questions into quality questions that promote meaningful discussion and insight
  • How you can get better at listening to learn
  • How can we pass the skillset of curiosity onto our kids? 


About Jeff Wetzler 

JEFF WETZLER is co-CEO of Transcend, a nationally recognized innovation organization, and an expert in learning and human potential. Wetzler combines unique leadership experiences spanning more than 25 years in business and education, as a management consultant to the world’s top corporations, a learning facilitator for leaders around the world, and as Chief Learning Officer at Teach For America. Jeff earned a Doctorate in Adult Learning and Leadership from Columbia University and a bachelor’s in psychology from Brown University. Based in New York, he is a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network and is an Edmund Hillary Fellow.

Book: ASK: Tap Into the Hidden Wisdom of People Around You for Unexpected Breakthroughs in Leadership and Life 

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Episode 353