Humble Inquiry

Humble Inquiry

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Schein, Edgar H. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2013 Audio summary available
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By learning to ask better questions, leaders can build positive, trusting relationships that lead to more open communication and strengthen organizations. In Humble Inquiry, Edgar H. Schein shares insights he has gained during 50 years of consulting with various organizations. As status increases, Schein argues, the art of questioning becomes more difficult. American culture emphasizes that leaders must be wise and set direction, which predisposes them to tell rather than ask. Leaders need to employ humble inquiry to create a climate of openness that makes everyone feel safe sharing critical information. This goal is especially important in an increasingly complex, interdependent, and culturally diverse world, as everyone must work successfully with people from different occupational, professional, and national cultures.