Sitting in a client’s new product conference John, a non-MBA was trying to keep up with the speaker and jot down notes. There were other C-level executives doing the same. Except, John didn’t write a word. Because he just didn’t understand. For instance, according to the speaker, A plus B equals C, but for John A plus B is equal to D. That’s when John decided to ask questions. He imposed a question on every information presented by the speaker. And that is when all the other C-Level executives began to speak up too. Do you think this was rude? Was John the only one naive in the room? Clearly, no. If John had not spoken up, the rest of them would just have nodded their heads and kept quiet – for the fear of looking stupid. Which means, the information being presented would never have been used and shelved without purpose.
A question can be really powerful. It means you are seeking knowledge and more information pertaining to the goals that you wish to achieve. The more you question, the more you stand to gain. It’s absolutely okay to ask questions.