Even under the best of conditions, our energy and power can be quickly sapped by an unsympathetic third party or difficult situation and, whether intentionally or accidentally, we can also easily disempower ourselves and others.

Few people know that by doing something we do every day – asking questions – we can restore positive energy to ourselves, third parties, challenging circumstances and tough conversations faster and more effectively than other resolution techniques. Paradoxically, he or she who asks the questions also more control than the person(s) doing the answering.