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Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

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Fostering a Culture of Learning Agility

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

I believe we can build a culture in our organizations that promotes healthy debate and inquiry, which in turn fosters a culture of learning agility.  We can lead this effort by intentionally asking questions of co-workers that facilitate real conversations – that is, conversations where there’s true dialogue.  Here are my favorite questions that invite this type of two-way conversation:

  • I’ve always wondered why we…..
  • Our success lies in…..
  • Everyone knows _____ but is afraid to talk about it.
  • Our customers would be happier if….
  • I’d like to see more __________ around here.

Try these questions on for size whenever you have the opportunity.  If you have your listening ears on, you’re sure to learn something new.