Questions get unsatisfying answers because the person asking has not articulated their need.

We have to stop asking questions in the terms of failed solutions.
– Ken Bausano

Questions about numbers

Questions that ask, how many, how much do not address the core question. There is a threshold of acceptability hidden behind the question.

Questions about time

When questions can hide a threshold; before or after which something will occur.

Questions about How

How do I questions presuppose that knowing how will lead to the desired outcome.

Answer the Question

I have been answering questions in presentations, lectures, classrooms, on stages, and online all my life.

The answers to those questions, as asked, rarely satisfy the underlying need.

You have to understand the want before you can satisfy it.