Albert Einstein once remarked that if he had an hour to solve a problem and his life depended on it; he’d spend the first 55 minutes determining the question to ask, because once he had the right question it would only take him five minutes to solve the problem.
There is a tremendous power in asking why? in order to get to the heart of a problem and determine what it is you are really trying to accomplish.
Innovation is born from leaders that understand how to look at problems differently by re-framing them with questions. (From 7 Reasons Why People Who Love Asking Questions Are Great Leaders).