Change Your Questions, Change Your Life

12 Powerful Tools for Leadership, Coaching, and Life
Narrated by: Anna Crowe
Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Great results begin with great questions

In this new expanded edition of her classic international best seller, Marilee Adams shows how the kinds of questions we ask shape our thinking and can be the root cause of many personal and organizational problems. She uses a highly instructive and entertaining story to show how to quickly recognize any undermining questions that pop into your mind - or out of your mouth - and reframe them to achieve amazingly positive and practical results. The third edition includes a new introduction and epilogue and two powerful new tools that show how question thinking can dramatically improve coaching and leadership.

Based on Adams' decades of research and experience, this book can make a life-transforming difference - as it already has for many thousands of people around the world.

©2015 Marilee Adams (P)2015 Marilee Adams

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Great Book

If you could sum up Change Your Questions, Change Your Life in three words, what would they be?

Very powerful message. I am using some of the techniques with my students as well as in my own life.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Change Your Questions, Change Your Life?

I really liked the message about people being judgers or learners and when you discover you are on the judger path it's easy to cross over to the learner path.

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Easy and useful read

The story helped to make the tools applicable. I will be using the tools to better inform my own work as a coach.

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GAME CHANGER

The concepts in this book have completely changed my entire life. I'm an Enneagram 1, so being judgemental of others is where I live. I mostly don't express it, but until I read this book I never realized how those thoughts influenced my attitudes towards others and probably the vibe I was putting off. Thinking "how else can I think about this person/situation?" has done wonders to combat that judgmental flaw in my personality. My leaders at work have also taken note and I've begun experimenting with Question Storming with great clarity results already.

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best methodology for coaches!

i loved q-storming!! the book really focused on a great story of a leader who struggles and gets to learn this.methodology to create a difference on his and other peoples lives.

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Very pleased

Where does Change Your Questions, Change Your Life rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very high - I love the story being told throughout the book - that helped me to see how they were applying the tools discussed in the book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Change Your Questions, Change Your Life?

The visuals tools that can be used in coaching. Very helpful

What does Anna Crowe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Again, the story of Ben's character and his trials and tribulations.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Change Your Questions, Change Your Life?

The tools and methodologies discussed.

Any additional comments?

Very engaging - thank you for the format this was written in.

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Awesome!

Absolutely LOVED this audible book. I am purchasing the tangible copy so I can focus on certain areas. Plan to incorporate questioning into my coaching practice as well as my life. Thank you, so much!!

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Great coaching tools

I will use these tools in my coaching practice!
And I love the emphasis in self coaching

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  • 04-24-18

Good resource for coaching & self development

Would you listen to Change Your Questions, Change Your Life again? Why?

Yes. I really like the questioning approach. As natural "problem-solver" I found some of the stories familiar and some of the techniques applicable.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The case studies appeared very simple and not reflecting real business challenges.

Did Anna Crowe do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

In the beginning it was difficult to connect with the reader: female voice describing a male character.

What did you learn from Change Your Questions, Change Your Life that you would use in your daily life?

Self awareness - Observe better. Coaching techniques using questions.

Any additional comments?

Getting a PDF file with the workbook and other resources would be great. I was unable to download from the website without creating an account with them.

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Excellent business book told in story format

This is by far one of the best books I’ve read in a long time - could change your Business and personal life.

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Useful

I like it. Good narration. Simple way of thinking. I want to apply it for the rest of my life.

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  • Theodoros Trachanidis
  • 09-11-16

Think about change

as usual change is a hot topic. here it is given a nice method to do any change you want.
Start with a question.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-06-19

Disappointing

This book is about an arrogant and superficial man caught up in his work. He is slightly condescending towards his wife. Through his perceived “struggles”, he has an amazing support system where almost everyone believes in him. While working with an executive coach he learns “questions” that supposedly changes his life. The story is cheesy, the main character hard to relate to and the coaching approach superficial.

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  • Alex
  • 10-17-19

Really good book

The quality of your life will also heavily depend of the quality of question you ask yourself.

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  • Erik Mossberg
  • 06-13-18

Good ideas, just not a ground breaking as they want you to think

This book presents some good ideas on handling relationships and personal coaching. They reminded me of some of the tips in Covey’s “seven habits”. I did find the book’s need to constantly emphasize how truly great the tools are somewhat tedious.

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  • J. E. O'Hagan
  • 03-14-18

Insightful

One of the only books I can say may have helped me to make a positive change in my life. We can all be guilty of negative thinking and being in judger mindset. Already I've seen improvements to how I approach situations and I look forward to implementing the techniques more in the future. The narration was spot on and entertaining. Really enjoyed this book and would recommend for sure.

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  • JOHN
  • 07-19-17

Wow

Will be following up on this, fantastic book. Well worth the time and small investment.

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  • Sushant
  • 03-26-17

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Could have been scripted better with much short and easy to remember questions, that can be followed in day to day basis.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-10-18

insightful book on the power of questions

insightful book on the power of questions in business and personal life. Great for coach

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  • Markovan
  • 05-29-17

work style changer

I loved rhis book. it helped me really think about the the differences between judger and learner. I now vatch myself out when I am judging.

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  • Will Weatherly
  • 10-09-20

best read I have had

best book I have had in a long time. opens your mind and you eyes and ears to a better way of life and coaching.

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  • Matthew
  • 08-06-18

Great questions

I got a lot out of this book and the questions and methodology it presents. In my view the narrator detracts from the message ... the characters in the book are predominantly Male - so a female narrator doing male characters is just annoying... unless of course her voice is deep like Margaret Thatcher. I'd buy the audiobook again if performed by a male narrator.

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