Travelling Light ... with Powerful Questions

(Lightning talk, 10 min)

Author(s): Deborah Hartmann Preuss
Session: Knowledge and Innovation
Session chair: Helen Sharp (Open University)
Date: Thursday, 3 June 2010: Main Conference
Time: 15:30-17:00
We're busy: we rush and look for "efficiencies," short-cutting conversation by embedding answers in our questions, ex: "Will that be ready on time?" The smart people we've hired quickly learn that we don't want their opinions complicating our timelines. We unintentinally micro-manage while morale and innovation fade. *What if we learned to frame powerful questions and invite real dialogue, sharing the load of thought-leadership? What if we chose to dig for root causes?* Get ready to run your own tiny coaching experiments, guaranteed to show you unseen patterns and "aha!" moments.

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