In 1983 SOT pioneered the ‘six thinking hats’ method for better thinking. Nearly 100 years earlier the celebrated English poet and author, Rudyard Kipling, promoted his ‘six honest men’ – the use of six questions – as a guide for better thinking. Here is Kipling’s clever poem:
I have six honest serving men
They taught me all I knew
There names are What, and Where and When;
and Why and How and Who.
– Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936).
Questions are the Answer
It’s not difficult to improve your questioning skills. You can also help others: especially children and colleagues. A lot of work has been done on QUESTIONS and QUESTIONING and it’s easy to access using google.