A colleague at one of my clients came up to me the other day and started asking many questions about his professional life. Some classic questions, others a bit more interesting like “How do you get more vacation time?” lol
But one of his questions was more interesting than all the others, and it was the following: “Knowing what I do here, how do you think I could be better off professionally?” Ah! Finally, a real question requiring more effort… My kind of challenge.
Interested, I started asking questions to better understand his current position, such as current responsibilities, years in the job, interests, etc. and finally asked him what he was looking for the shorter term and for the future.