Dr. Brian Glibkowski
Dr. Glibkowski is passionate about the role of questions and answers in business and society.
His research on the six WH-questions (what, why, how, when, where, who) as a common framework for academics and practitioners to communicate and make decisions was recognized by the Association of Human Resource Development as one of ten articles that will shape the 21st century.
He published academic research that examined how the top golf-instructors in the world provide answers. The research resulted in a framework called Answer Intelligence (AQ)™— the ability to provide elevated answers. Dr. Glibkowski is author of the book Answer Intelligence: Raise Your AQ (April, 2021).
Dr Glibkowski is a Professor and CEO of Semplar Science, the company established to commercialize his research.
"Questions are for curiosity. Answers are for influence."
– Dr. Brian Glibkowski
Answers are for Influence
Dr. Glibkowski delivers an inspirational keynote message that is built upon his academic research and his book Answer Intelligence: Raise Your AQ
"Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers." – Voltaire
"We thought we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong. – Bono
"If I had an hour to solve a problem... I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask. – Einstein
As illustrated by the preceding quotes, society's luminaries have been focused upon questions not answers. In school, we learn the six WH-questions (why, what, when, where, who, how). We never learned a taxonomy of answers. The professor stresses the "research question", not the "research answer." Sales methodologies focus upon getting the questions right. Books with question in the title outnumber books with answer in the title 3 to 1.
The age of questions is giving way to the dawn of a new age of answers. Breakthrough answers in medicine, society, and business are changing the world. Covid-19 vaccines are medical answers. Black Lives Matter is a political and social movement answer. Elon Musk is providing a space travel answer that will reshape our relationship with the universe.
It is time for every leader, manager, and employee to reimagine communication. Continue to embrace questions, but refocus our attention, time, and energy, to answers that will change the world.
Dr. Glibkowski speaking at TEDxGeorgiaTech