3 Questions of the Interrobang: DeMarco Banter

What in the heck is an interrobang?
Well… it used to be a key on a typewriter…

An interrobang is an exclamation point inside a question mark. This punctuation mark can ask a question in an excited manner, express excitement or disbelief in the form of a question, or ask a rhetorical question.

American Martin K. Speckter conceptualized the interrobang in 1962. As the head of an advertising agency, Speckter believed that advertisements would look better if copywriters conveyed surprised rhetorical questions using a single mark.

It looks pretty cool…but what do I do with it?

I gather we could use it for REALLY important questions that are tough to answer as well…perhaps rhetorical for the less than driven individual….questions that are perhaps extremely important as we bridge chapters in our lives… as we go from High School to College…College into the the work force…or when we look to change paths in our career or lives…
In leadership terms…  we all know a stellar leader…dreams, cries, and sings… so here are some interrobang questions for leaders.
1) What do you dream about?!
        -What would you do if you had no fear of failure
2) What do you cry about?!
        – What burdens drive you to become passionate?
3) What do you sing about?!
        – What causes you to rejoice?

If a leader can answer these…and pursue those answers, what do you think he/she could achieve?  Just imagine….

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