Whether you’re a startup, a new leader, or a seasoned professional taking on new responsibilities, you’re trying to master every aspect of your business. But you can’t have all the answers. No one does. Even so, the thought of getting bombarded with questions from clients or prospects that you can’t answer quickly and intelligently probably keeps you up at night, and it doesn’t get better the next morning.
Theoretical physicist Richard Feynman once remarked, “I would rather have questions that can’t be answered than answers that can’t be questioned.” (That certainly sounds like something a theoretical physicist might say, doesn’t it?) And while the sentiment is sound–that we should strive to be both curious and challenging about our questions and answers–if you’re facing questions in a meeting or a presentation, you may need a more practical approach.