What is a Helpful Question?
It is a directive question you ask that cannot be answered with a yes or no.
You want to direct the conversation in the most helpful area for your friend. This is not where you pick up the agenda you have released.
But since you have been using Reflective and Interpretive Listening you have learned what is on your friend’s mind.
Now it is time to dive deeper with a Helpful Question.
This requires curiosity. You may be reluctant to follow your curiosity. You may have been conditioned to ignore your curiosity because it is considered rude.