10 questions I wish I’d asked more to turbocharge my career

“The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge,” Thomas Berger said.

1. Where have I had the most impact over the past few months, from your perspective?

2. What do you think it would look like for me to be twice as good at what I do, or for this project to go twice as well?

3. I’m trying to get a better handle on my blind spots. What kinds of things, from your perspective, do I have a habit of missing or dismissing too quickly?

4. What’s hard for you in your job?

5. How do you prioritize your time?

6. What’s something interesting you’ve learned in your job that most people don’t know?

7. You’re really exceptional at X. How do you do it so well?

8. What’s your biggest problem, and how can I help?

9. I’d love to [learn about/do more of/achieve] X. If you come across any opportunities, will you keep an eye out for me?

10. Can you help me do X?

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