We’d be willing to bet that pretty much every leader is on the lookout for ways to run better meetings. It’s a delicate balancing act to find the right combination of problem-solving, voicing concerns, and collaborating – and if you mess up that balance, you’re unlikely to get anything done in a meeting at all.

One way to bring fresh energy to your next team gathering is to ask what two writers from leadership consultant company CVDL call “positive questions.” These inquiries start from a positive aspect of your team or organization and use previous successes to spur your team to find a productive way forward. For example, a question like, “What are the factors that enable us to do our best work?” positions your team as the inciters of positive change, giving them an opportunity to think of real solutions that will drive everyone forward together Forbes.com 3/29/18.