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Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Berrett-Koehler Pub
Publication date September 30, 2013
Pages 123
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781609949815
ISBN-10 1609949811
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Published in Europe
Original list price $16.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.

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Hardcover
from Berrett-Koehler Pub (September 2, 2013)
9781626567344 | details & prices | 125 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $26.95
Paperback
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from Berrett-Koehler Pub (September 30, 2013)
9781609949815 | details & prices | 123 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Communication is essential in a healthy organization.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Sean Pratt (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (December 2, 2014)
9781469029771 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $25.00
About: [Read by Lloyd James] The key to effective communication Communication is essential in a healthy organization.

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