Humble Inquiry

Humble Inquiry
Author: Edgar H. Schein
Release: 2013-09-02
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Pages: 94
ISBN: 9781609949839
Language: en
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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 the other person.” In this seminal work, Schein contrasts Humble Inquiry with other kinds of inquiry, shows the benefits Humble Inquiry provides in many different settings, and offers advice on overcoming the cultural, organizational, and psychological barriers that keep us from practicing it.

Humble Inquiry

Humble Inquiry
Author: Edgar H. Schein
Release: 2013-09-02
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Pages: 139
ISBN: 9781609949822
Language: en
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From one of the true giants in organizational development, career development and organizational psychology comes a simple and effective technique for building more positive relationships--particularly between people of different status--that will lead to more honest and open interactions and stronger organizations.

HUMBLE INQUIRY SECOND EDITION

HUMBLE INQUIRY  SECOND EDITION
Author: EDGAR H. SCHEIN AND PETER A. SCHEIN
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 0
ISBN: 0369373588
Language: en
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Humble Inquiry

Humble Inquiry
Author: Edgar H. Schein
Release: 2013-09-02
Editor: National Geographic Books
Pages: 0
ISBN: 9781609949815
Language: en
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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 the other person.” In this seminal work, Schein contrasts Humble Inquiry with other kinds of inquiry, shows the benefits Humble Inquiry provides in many different settings, and offers advice on overcoming the cultural, organizational, and psychological barriers that keep us from practicing it.

Humble Inquiry Second Edition

Humble Inquiry  Second Edition
Author: Edgar H. Schein,Peter A. Schein
Release: 2021-02-23
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781523092642
Language: en
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This worldwide bestseller offers simple guidance for building the kind of open and trusting relatonships vital for tackling global systemic challenges and developing adaptive, innovative organizations—over 200,000 copies sold and translated into seventeen languages! We live, say Edgar and Peter Schein, in a culture of “tell.” All too often we tell others what we think they need to know or should do. But whether we are leading or following, what matters most is we get to the truth. We have to develop a commitment to sharing vital facts and identifying faulty assumptions—it can mean the difference between success and failure. This is why we need Humble Inquiry more than ever. The Scheins define Humble Inquiry as “the gentle art of drawing someone out, of asking questions to which you do not know the answer, of building relationships based on curiosity and interest in the other person.” It was inspired by Edgar's twenty years of work in high-hazard industries and the health-care system, where honest communication can literally mean the difference between life and death. In this new edition the authors look at how Humble Inquiry differs from other kinds of inquiry, offer examples of it in action, and show how to overcome the barriers that keep us telling when we should be asking. This edition offers a deepening and broadening of this concept, seeing it as not just a way of posing questions but an entire attitude that includes better listening, better responding to what others are trying to tell us, and better revealing of ourselves. Packed with case examples and a full chapter of exercises and simulations, this is a major contribution to how we see human conversational dynamics and relationships, presented in a compact, personal, and eminently practical way.

Humble Consulting

Humble Consulting
Author: Edgar H. Schein
Release: 2016-04-04
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781626567221
Language: en
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Consulting in Complex and Changing Times Organizations face challenges today that are too messy and complicated for consultants to simply play doctor: run a few tests, offer a neat diagnosis of the “problem,” and recommend a solution. Edgar Schein argues that consultants have to jettison the old idea of professional distance and work with their clients in a more personal way, emphasizing authentic openness, curiosity, and humility. Schein draws deeply on his own decades of experience, offering over two dozen case studies that illuminate each stage of this humble consulting process. Just as he did with Process Consultation nearly fifty years ago, Schein has once again revolutionized the field, enabling consultants to be more genuinely helpful and vastly more effective.

Humble Leadership

Humble Leadership
Author: Edgar H. Schein,Peter A. Schein
Release: 2018-08-14
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781523095407
Language: en
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The more traditional forms of leadership that are based on static hierarchies and professional distance between leaders and followers are growing increasingly outdated and ineffective. As organizations face more complex interdependent tasks, leadership must become more personal in order to insure open trusting communication that will make more collaborative problem solving and innovation possible. Without open and trusting communications throughout organizations, they will continue to face the productivity and quality problems that result from reward systems that emphasize individual competition and “climbing the corporate ladder”. Authors Edgar Schein and Peter Schein recognize this reality and call for a reimagined form of leadership that coincides with emerging trends of relationship building, complex group work, diverse workforces, and cultures in which everyone feels psychologically safe. Humble Leadership calls for “here and now” humility based on a deeper understanding of the constantly evolving complexities of interpersonal, group and intergroup relationships that require shifting our focus towards the process of group dynamics and collaboration. Humble Leadership at all levels and in all working groups will be the key to achieving the creativity, adaptiveness, and agility that organizations will need to survive and grow.

Helping

Helping
Author: Edgar H. Schein
Release: 2011-02-07
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Pages: 187
ISBN: 9781605098807
Language: en
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A Strategy+Business Best Leadership Book of the Year: An “uncommonly wise” analysis of the psychological and social dynamics of helping relationships (Warren Bennis, author of On Becoming a Leader). Helping is a fundamental human activity, but it can also be a frustrating one. All too often, to our bewilderment, our sincere offers of help are resented, resisted, or refused—and we often react the same way when people try to help us. Why is it so difficult to provide or accept help? How can we make the whole process easier? Many words are used for helping: assisting, aiding, advising, caregiving, coaching, consulting, counseling, guiding, mentoring, supporting, teaching, and more. In this seminal book on the topic, corporate culture and organizational development guru Ed Schein analyzes the social and psychological dynamics common to all types of helping relationships, explains why help is often not helpful, and shows what any would-be helpers must do to ensure that their assistance is both welcomed and genuinely useful. He shows how to navigate the delicate acts of asking for or offering help; avoid pitfalls; mitigate power imbalances; and establish a solid foundation of trust—and how these techniques can be applied to teamwork and organizational leadership. From the bestselling author of Organizational Culture and Leadership, and illustrated with examples from many types of relationships—husbands and wives, doctors and patients, consultants and clients—Helping is a concise, definitive analysis of what it takes to establish successful, mutually satisfying helping relationships.

DEC is dead long live DEC

DEC is dead  long live DEC
Author: Edgar H. Schein,Paul J,Peter S. DeLisi,Paul J. Kampas,Edgar H,Michael M. Sonduck,Peter S,Michael M
Release: 2003
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Pages: 344
ISBN: 1576752259
Language: en
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In a study of Digital Equipment Corporation, the author chronicles the four-decade arc of one of the most important companies of the computer age, revealing how the company rose to prominance and then collapsed.

Being the Boss

Being the Boss
Author: Linda A. Hill,Kent Lineback
Release: 2011-01-11
Editor: Harvard Business Press
Pages: 305
ISBN: 9781422172353
Language: en
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You never dreamed being the boss would be so hard. You're caught in a web of conflicting expectations from subordinates, your supervisor, peers, and customers. You're not alone. As Linda Hill and Kent Lineback reveal in Being the Boss, becoming an effective manager is a painful, difficult journey. It's trial and error, endless effort, and slowly acquired personal insight. Many managers never complete the journey. At best, they just learn to get by. At worst, they become terrible bosses. This new book explains how to avoid that fate, by mastering three imperatives: · Manage yourself: Learn that management isn't about getting things done yourself. It's about accomplishing things through others. · Manage a network: Understand how power and influence work in your organization and build a network of mutually beneficial relationships to navigate your company's complex political environment. · Manage a team: Forge a high-performing "we" out of all the "I"s who report to you. Packed with compelling stories and practical guidance, Being the Boss is an indispensable guide for not only first-time managers but all managers seeking to master the most daunting challenges of leadership.

A Guide to Managing and Leading School Operations

A Guide to Managing and Leading School Operations
Author: Jerome Cranston
Release: 2018-02-23
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 145
ISBN: 9781475839791
Language: en
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This book fills a gap in the training of educational leaders by orienting them to the vitally important business operations required to run a school including personnel, finances, and risk.

The Book of Beautiful Questions

The Book of Beautiful Questions
Author: Warren Berger
Release: 2018-10-30
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781632869586
Language: en
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From the bestselling author of A More Beautiful Question, hundreds of big and small questions that harness the magic of inquiry to tackle challenges we all face--at work, in our relationships, and beyond. When confronted with almost any demanding situation, the act of questioning can help guide us to smart decisions. By asking questions, we can analyze, learn, and move forward in the face of uncertainty. But "questionologist" Warren Berger says that the questions must be the right ones; the ones that cut to the heart of complexity or enable us to see an old problem in a fresh way. In The Book of Beautiful Questions, Berger shares illuminating stories and compelling research on the power of inquiry. Drawn from the insights and expertise of psychologists, innovators, effective leaders, and some of the world's foremost creative thinkers, he presents the essential questions readers need to make the best choices when it truly counts, with a particular focus in four key areas: decision-making, creativity, leadership, and relationships. The powerful questions in this book can help you: - Identify opportunities in your career or industry - Generate fresh ideas in business or in your own creative pursuits - Check your biases so you can make better judgments and decisions - Do a better job of communicating and connecting with the people around you Thoughtful, provocative, and actionable, these beautiful questions can be applied immediately to bring about change in your work or your everyday life.

Advocacy

Advocacy
Author: John A. Daly
Release: 2011-08-30
Editor: Yale University Press
Pages: 397
ISBN: 9780300167757
Language: en
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Offers advice, actions, and strategies for how to pitch a good idea to an influential group and gain their support.

Leadership in Education

Leadership in Education
Author: Pamela Adams,Carmen Mombourquette,David Townsend
Release: 2019-12-20
Editor: Canadian Scholars’ Press
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9781773381572
Language: en
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Leadership in Education is an evocative, forward-looking text that is grounded in years of research gathered in hundreds of schools and across districts. The text calls teachers, supervisors, and school administrators to action in the classroom, demonstrating effective leadership skills that affirm mutual respect, build trust, stimulate reflection, strengthen partnerships, and use inquiry to direct action. Building multi-faceted and nuanced links between educational leadership, school improvement, teaching effectiveness, and student learning, this succinct and compelling guide offers highly effective strategies for provoking meaningful growth in the classroom. The authors guide the reader through the process of using generative dialogue in leadership roles, from provocation to reflection, a shift in thinking, and implementation of highly effective leadership practices. The volume reinforces the ethical responsibility of educators to focus on practices that provide optimal learning environments for all students. Both an academic resource and an interactive manual, Leadership in Education features literature reviews, suggested readings, a glossary, thought provocations, and case studies with reflection questions to encourage deeper learning. Grounded in lived experiences and brimming with real stories of educators, this critical guidebook is ideal for graduate students in education and leadership programs.

Process Consultation Revisited

Process Consultation Revisited
Author: Edgar H. Schein
Release: 1999
Editor: Ft Press
Pages: 256
ISBN: 020134596X
Language: en
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A new member of the renowned PH OD Series! The latest addition to the author's well-loved set of process consultation books, this new volume builds on the content of the two that precede it while expanding to explore the critical area of the helping relationship. Process Consultation Revisited focuses on the interaction between a consultant and client, and explains how to achieve a healthy helping relationship. Whether the advisor is an OD consultant, therapist, social worker, manager, parent, or friend, the dynamics between advisor and advisee can be difficult to understand and manage. Schein creates a general theory and methodology of helping that will enable a diverse group of readers to navigate the helping process successfully.

The Art of Asking

The Art of Asking
Author: Terry J. Fadem
Release: 2008-12-01
Editor: FT Press
Pages: 229
ISBN: 9780132703796
Language: en
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Ask the Right Questions in the Right Ways...And Get the Answers You Need to Succeed! Discover the core questions that every manager needs to master...how to avoid the mistakes business questioners make most often...ten simple rules for asking every question more effectively. Learn how to ask tough questions and take control of tough situations...use questions to promote innovation, drive change, identify hidden problems, and get failing projects back on track. Ask better questions, get better answers, achieve better results! “Required reading for every leader who wishes to see his or herorganization flourish and career progress.” Garry A. Neil, MD, Corporate Vice President, Johnson & Johnson “Asking, listening, understanding the real meaning of the answers, and taking actions based on facts are really the essence of managing. This book has helped me in connecting the dots in my understanding (and lack thereof) of why things really did not work the way I expected them to.” Pradip Banerjee, PhD, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Xybion; retired partner, Accenture “The framework and techniques provide outstanding ideas for executives to both gain better information and develop the analytical skills of their teams.” Terry Hisey, Vice Chairman and US Life Sciences Leader, Deloitte We’ve all met the corporate inquisitor: the individual whose questions seem primarily intended to terrify the victim. The right goal is to solve the problem--and to build a more effective, collaborative organization where everyone learns from experience, and nobody’s too intimidated to tell the truth. That means asking the right questions in the right ways. This book will teach you how to do precisely that. Terry J. Fadem shows how to choose the right questions and avoid questions that guarantee obvious, useless answers...how to help people give you the information you need...how to use body language to ask questions more effectively...how to ask the innovative or neglected questions that uncover real issues and solutions. You’ll learn how to adopt the attributes of a good questioner...set a goal for every question...use your personal style more effectively...ask tough questions, elicit dissent, react to surprises, overcome evasions, and more. Becoming a better questioner may be the most powerful thing you can do right now to improve your managerial effectiveness--and this book gives you all the insights, tools, and techniques you’ll need to get there. Evaluate your current “questioning” skills... ...then systematically improve them Choose better questions... ...and ask them the right way Ask tough questions more effectively Get at the truth, uncover the real problem, and solve it Master the crucial nonverbal aspects of asking questions Finding your best style and the right body language

An Humble Inquiry Into the Scripture Account of Jesus Christ

An Humble Inquiry Into the Scripture Account of Jesus Christ
Author: Thomas Emlyn
Release: 2021-08-15
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1737578301
Language: en
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Presbyterian minister Thomas Emlyn's An Humble Inquiry is a succinct and erudite case that Christian Scripture teaches the subordination of Jesus to God. Emlyn argues for a unitarian theology in which Jesus is a different and lesser being than the one God, who is the Father alone. Because of this book Emlyn was expelled by his denomination and prosecuted by the state for the crime of blasphemy. Convicted, he served over two years in jail, and this famous case convinced many of the need for more robust religious freedom in England. A perennial classic, the book has been reprinted several times before by unitarian Christians, most recently in 1824. This new Updated Edition makes Emlyn's potent and controversial book, first published in 1702, accessible to twenty-first century readers. It is enhanced by notes, scriptural citations, a Scripture index, a complete bibliography of Emlyn's writings, and a historical introduction by Kegan A. Chandler.

Applied Empathy

Applied Empathy
Author: Michael Ventura
Release: 2019-05-21
Editor: Atria Books
Pages: 3
ISBN: 9781501182860
Language: en
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Michael Ventura, entrepreneur and CEO of award-winning strategy and design firm Sub Rosa, shares “how to unlock our ability to design solutions, spark innovation, and solve tough challenges with empathy at the center” (Arianna Huffington). Having built his career working with iconic brands and institutions such as General Electric, Google, Nike, Warby Parker, and also The United Nations and the Obama Administration, Michael Ventura offers entrepreneurs and executives a radical new business book and way forward. Empathy is not about being nice. It’s not about pity or sympathy either. It’s about understanding—your consumers, your colleagues, and yourself—and it’s a direct path to powerful leadership. As such, Applied Empathy presents real strategies, based on Sub Rosa’s design work and the popular class Ventura and his team have taught at Princeton University, on how to make lasting connections and evolve your business internally (your employees, culture, and product/services) as well as externally (your brand, consumers, and value). “The most neglected fact in business is we’re all human. Michael Ventura makes a powerful argument that empathy is the secret sauce of 21st century business. The more digital we get, the more empathy we need” (Chip Conley, New York Times bestselling author of Emotional Equation). For leaders of all levels, this groundbreaking guide lays the foundation to establish a diverse, inventive, and driven team that can meet the challenges of today’s ever-evolving marketplace. If you want to connect to the people you work with, you have to understand them first.

Positive School Leadership

Positive School Leadership
Author: Joseph F. Murphy,Karen Seashore Louis
Release: 2018
Editor: Teachers College Press
Pages: 203
ISBN: 9780807776896
Language: en
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This landmark book translates positive and asset-based understandings of organizations to develop a powerful model of school leadership that is grounded in both existing research and the complexities of life in schools. The authors—both senior scholars in educational leadership—apply insights from positive psychology to the role and function of educational leaders. The Positive School Leadership (PSL) model draws on the strengths of relationships among staff and the broader school community to communicate and instill shared values and a common mission. This book builds a compelling case for creating a more inclusive, less “mechanistic” approach to leadership. Designed to engage both the hearts and minds of readers, the text is organized around reflective questioning of educational practice and current assumptions about the purposes and goals of leadership in schools. “This integrated theory of leadership is compelling, useable, and grounded in research . . . an essential and inspiring read.” —Michelle D. Young, University Council for Educational Administration “Murphy and Louis offer a hopeful vision of leadership for those facing the enormous challenges of school improvement.” —Daniel L. Duke, University of Virginia “Let the renewal of leadership and organizations begin, and let it be guided by this fine body of work.” —Alan J. Daly, University of California, San Diego “In a world of education reforms that have fallen short of expectations, Murphy and Louis make a strong case that positive leadership can create the foundation for sustainable change.” —Philip Hallinger, Mahidol University

The Thin Book of Appreciative Inquiry

The Thin Book of Appreciative Inquiry
Author: Sue Annis Hammond
Release: 2013-09-15
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 55
ISBN: 0988953803
Language: en
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This best-selling classic provides a great introduction on what appreciative inquiry is and how to apply it. Sue has updated the 3rd edition with the latest research and many new examples. The Thin Thin Book of® Appreciative Inquiry is the introduction to the exciting organizational change philosophy called Appreciative Inquiry. Appreciative Inquiry is a way of thinking, seeing and acting for powerful, purposeful change in organizations. It is particularly useful in systems being overwhelmed by a constant demand for change. Appreciative Inquiry approaches change by assuming that whatever you want more of already exists in all organizations.