Have you ever come out of a meeting with more questions than answers? More confusion than clarity? An interesting article on LinkedIn Pulse shows that the way we ask questions can have a big impact on the quality of answers we receive. For instance, consider that you may be swaying the response by asking a "leading" question. Do you ever ask for someone's opinion but, in a roundabout sort of way, really offer your own by adding "don't you think?" or something similar? Another biggie is to keep questions straightforward and open-ended ... don't over-complicate things or restrict the response by asking for only yes or no answers. One more tip is to play your part in the conversation and be a good listener. Let the people you're talking to share their perspectives and knowledge. There's always the opportunity to ask follow-up questions.