Humble Inquiry: Getting The Art Started
‘Humble Inquiry’ is the fine art of drawing someone out, of asking questions you don’t know the answer to, of building a relationship based on curiosity and interest in the other person. (E.H. Schein)
Humble Inquiry: Getting The Art Started Levels
|1. Introduction, Humble Inquiry||Understand what is meant by ‘HI’ and why it’s essential that leaders practice the art.||1 hour|
|2. Helpful things to know before starting||Before practice starts 8 ‘knowledge points’ are introduced plus an essential relationships concept.||1 hour|
|3. Conscious awareness (via a meta-pattern)||‘’You’ll pick up a meta-pattern quicker if you’re consciously aware …”. (Mark Rosenthal). Our 4-step practice pattern will get you started.||45 minutes|
|4. Plan to humbly inquire||Learn to slow down! Give considerable thought, before doing anything. Practice Steps 1 and 2.||1 hour|
|5. Inquire humbly, consider outcome||Practice Step 3 and part of Step 4 - inquire humbly then consider what happened. Control the process not the content. (EH Schein)||1 hour|
|6. Reflect and adjust||Finish practice. The rest of Step 4 - make best use of increased trust and what you now know.||30 minutes|
|7. Look back, then commit||Commit to adjustments in your approach as a Leader which gives lasting value from doing this Quest.||45 minutes|
|Estimate of your total time investment||6 hours|
Humble Inquiry: Getting The Art Started Skills
To help you get started, be introduced to 8 knowledge points and a 4-step PDCA based practice pattern (all extracted from the Humble Inquiry books). Alongside, learn from a real illustration of Humble Inquiry.
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