“Judge a person by their questions rather than by their answers.” –Voltaire
I am loving this quote for this week for so many reasons.
First: During the Twitter Space mentioned above, so many people joined and asked such wonderful questions. The discussion was incredible and I can really tell how much you all care and want to continue learning and doing your best. It was awesome.
Second: I have also been asking a TON of questions. I’m just starting my 4th week at my new job and I’m starting to get into the thick of it. I feel very fortunate that my team is so knowledgeable and someone has an answer for whatever I am trying to learn or find out.
Third: Some other thoughts I have on this quote.
My initial thoughts went to those who ask the hard questions. Questions that don’t always have a clear answer. This quote definitely can apply to those people but it doesn’t belong to them. Asking seemingly easy questions should be judged positively as well!
Asking easy questions helps build up your team and share knowledge. There are those who could be hesitant to ask what they are thinking is a “dumb question”. Lead by example and ask the easy questions! You never know what you will learn or clarify for yourself and others. The biggest benefit from this is you help create an environment of learning within your team.
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