The Socratic Method

Before you watch the following five-minute video, consider the following:

  • How do you make decisions?
  • How do you come up with answers to the questions you and others have?

As you can see, Socrates was a really curious guy. He was dedicated to finding multiple answers to questions, and digging deeper, beyond the surface level.


Think of a time you had to make a decision. Take a few minutes to bring yourself back to the decision, and see if you can apply the Socratic Method. You might want to write your questions down as you go. In the end, do you notice you find many possible answers to the question at hand?

Using this tool can help give you multiple answers, bringing you to good solutions to a problem. How might using this technique help you in the workplace?


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