Humble Inquiry

The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling

Ranked #74 in Coaching, Ranked #95 in Communication Skillssee more rankings.

The Key to Effective Communication

Communication is essential in a healthy organization. But all too often when we interact with people—especially those who report to us—we simply tell them what we think they need to know. This shuts them down. To generate bold new ideas, to avoid disastrous mistakes, to develop agility and flexibility, we need to practice Humble Inquiry.

Ed Schein defines Humble Inquiry as “the fine art of drawing someone out, of asking questions to which you do not know the answer, of building a relationship based on curiosity and interest in...

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