Book: Humble Inquiry

The Gentle Art of Asking instead of Telling

I believe in supporting authors and people who do the work to help illuminate concepts like this so I won’t be sharing too much from the book, but I do think this topic is important enough to share a little bit about it and my take aways.


  • Ask “Why” (or my dad’s favorite, “Can you explain to me why…”)
  • Prepare space in a meeting — you don’t need to get down to business right away. Overall the process will be smoother if the team is in a place of trust.
  • You often only see a piece of a person at work — finding out what other pieces they have to themselves builds trust and a capacity for grace in situations.

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